Movies like Upstream Color

If you like "Upstream Color" you are looking for atmospheric, psychological and surreal movies about / with hypnosis, romance, kidnapping, parasite, drugged, love affair and mystery themes of Drama and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Upstream Color (2013)
 6.7
 28K
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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, stylized, tense, clever, touching, offbeat, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, romance, kidnapping, parasite, drugged, love affair, mystery, crimes, memory loss, tragic love, crime, love and romance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, mind control, identity crisis, mind game, unfulfillment, cons and scams, loss, sadness, brainwashing, thief, pregnancy, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Upstream Color

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out enigmatic, cerebral, intellectual and serious films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, life philosophy, loneliness, obsession, catastrophe and life & death mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Romance genres. Some movies like Upstream Color: I Origins (2014), Primer (2004), Solaris (2002), The Fountain (2006), K-PAX (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, track down, afterlife, death, memory, science, religion, loneliness, atheism, elevator, sex with a stranger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2012, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, inventions and discoveries, changing the past or future, time machine, parallel universe, guilt, party, garage, identity crisis, paradox, mathematics, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, surreal, psychological, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, back from the dead, spacecraft, mysterious planet, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 215K
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: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, outer space ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
surreal movies
2836
stylized movies
7646
mystery movies
2778
tense movies
5997
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, captivating, clever, melancholic, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, love, couple relations, power of love, mind control, brainwashing, memory loss, couples, dreams, love story, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 166K
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, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, mysterious character, mental institution, mysterious planet, odd, research, insanity, hypnosis, alien, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, greenland, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: tense, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: virtual reality, workplace, infidelity, obsession, friends, inventions and discoveries, sexual relations, workplace situations, love and romance, buddies, couples, disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, stylized, sexual, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, mysterious character, rise to the top, benign alien, drugs/alcohol, love and romance, undercover, fish out of water, love affair, disorder, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
clever movies
6453
crimes movies
11815
touching movies
7521
offbeat movies
4534
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, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, life philosophy, twists & turns, diary, child abuse, parents and children, hypnosis, family relations, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: mind bending, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: incest, murder, obsession, hidden identity, deadly, unlikely criminals, crimes, laboratory, solitude, physical appearance, japanese new wave, inferiority complex ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 85K
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, psychological, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, guilt, tragedy, musician, grief, solar system, earth, janitor, planet, ego ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, connecticut, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, loss of sibling, artists and showbiz, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, insurance, hit and run, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, couples, addiction, understanding, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 96K
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: bleak, atmospheric, art house, psychological, serious ...
Plot: wish come true, stalker, scientist, russian, psychic, future dystopia, post apocalypse, cause and meaning, society, human nature, escapades, soldier ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 47K
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: stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: womanizer, coincidence, old friend, haunted by the past, symbolism, train, writer's life, romance, christmas, deal, lost, casual sex ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, singapore, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, disintegration, postmodernism, breakup, life turned upside down, family relations, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 16K
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: touching, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meteor shower, love affair, romance, unlikely couple, imaginary, love and romance, couple relations, parallel world, couples, love, parallel universe, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Parts Per Billion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the ...
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, gloomy, suspense
Plot: chaos, survival, plague, virus, love and romance, couple relations, danger, deadly, couples, apocalypse, war, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, future
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 324K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, human nature, death, love and romance, human existence, wisdom of life, reincarnation, love, genetic engineering, karma, courage ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, introspection, disagreement, college graduate, friends, twentysomething life, unsupportive friend, drugs/alcohol, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 3K
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, psychological, atmospheric, tense, touching ...
Plot: vengeance, urban legend, gender, urban, weekend, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, city life, love and romance, crimes, legends and myths, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 364
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: small town, hopes, love affair, fall in love, working class, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, introspection, dull life, truck driver, waitress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, social relations, society, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, kids in trouble, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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, surreal, captivating, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, insanity, teenage life, supernatural, hallucinations, imaginary, society, morality, high school life, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, love, unlikely couple, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, philosophy, impossible love, computers and web, human nature, intelligence ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: clever, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, disorder, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, losing-it hero, dangerous attraction, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: emotional, sexual, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, on the road, memory, prostitute, ambulance, driving, unsimulated sex, rape, redemption, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, moral dilemma, family problems, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, magic, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 68K
Solaris (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, talky, psychological, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, russian, space station, scientist, astronaut, mysterious planet, space and aliens, immortality, jealousy, suicide, psychologist ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, village, curses spells and rituals, village life, factory, warning, murder, dream, surrealism, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Related movie lists