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Upstream Color (2013)
 6.5
 34K
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, mind bending, psychological, tense, atmospheric, art house, lyrical, touching, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: parasite, brainwashing, mystery, hypnosis, love affair, romance, worm, drugged, memory loss, tragic love, mind game, dishonesty, identity crisis, haunted by the past, existentialism, abduction, experiment, mind control, pig, thief, love, catastrophe, superhero, lesbian, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, weird, enigmatic and thought provoking films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, imagination, obsession, life philosophy, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Upstream Color: Primer (2004), The Fountain (2006), I Origins (2014), Unforgettable (1996), Anna (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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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: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, parallel universe, inventor, time machine, changing the future, science, time traveler, mathematics, time, greed ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surreal, mind bending, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: love, memory, surrealism, memory loss, amnesia, introspection, couple relations, existentialism, borderline personality disorder, loneliness, love story, love and romance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.2
 238K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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, philosophical, melancholic, artsy, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, afterlife, cancer, loneliness, reincarnation, life philosophy, terminal illness, multiple storylines, death, tragic love, love ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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 7.3
 125K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, eye, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, elevator, religion, genetics, evolution, afterlife, death, worm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: philosophical, psychological, bleak, meditative, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: philosophy, infidelity, redemption, adultery, destiny, false accusation, love affair, human nature, multiple storylines, drug addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, memory, murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, investigation, vengeance, justice, conspiracy theory, experiment, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
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 6.4
 24K
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: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life philosophy, brutality, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, psychological, stylized, semi serious, mind bending ...
Plot: virtual reality, dysfunctional relationship, love affair, obsession, workplace, workplace situations, infidelity, buddies, love and romance, disorder, inventions and discoveries, unrequited love ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.8
 66K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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, mind bending, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, conspiracy, memory, abduction, psychiatrist, paranoia, mind game, delusion, alien, loss of son, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, surrealism, memory, uncertainty, stream of consciousness, obsession, alternate reality, mystery, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
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 7.4
 57K
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: touching, emotional, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, writer's life, romance, melancholy, haunted by the past, coincidence, old friend, memory, destiny, road not taken, introspection, writers ...
Time: future, 60s, 2040s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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: atmospheric, surreal, cerebral, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: alien, space and aliens, alien life-form, surrealism, sex scene, female nudity, supernatural romance, humanity, alien invasion, disorder, oral sex, benign alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 133K
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: philosophical, atmospheric, bleak, art house, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, post apocalypse, surrealism, russian, scientist, human nature, wish come true, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, society, escapades ...
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, philosophical, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, life philosophy, butterfly effect, memory, child abuse, supernatural ability, alternate reality, memory loss, love, psychology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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26%
 7.1
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The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, time loop, psychology, supernatural, memory loss, destiny, supernatural ability, murder, existentialism, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, future, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: vermont
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26%
 7.8
 357K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, moon, loneliness, astronaut, cloning, solitude, dystopic future, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 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: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: cheating wife, romance, love affair, love story, adultery, love, depression, existentialism, art, imagination, loneliness, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 100K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, ambiguous ending, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, obsession, nightmare, nervous breakdown, insanity, dreams, apocalypse, delusion, fear, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: cult leader, cult, manipulation, time travel, religions or cults, investigation, brainwashing, journalist, mystery, uncover truth, exploitation, society ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 69K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 119 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, enigmatic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranoia, disfigurement, psychiatrist, nightmare, dreams, memory loss, jealousy, mystery, love triangle, car accident, suicide, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 184K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, surprise ending, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: extraterrestrial, alien, mysterious character, psychiatrist, mental institution, planet, patient, benign alien, crazy, mystery, hypnosis, science ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, greenland, albuquerque new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 200K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, cyberpunk, surrealism, christmas, dark humor, dystopic future, mistaken identity, bureaucracy, steampunk, dream ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, brazil, london, britain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 91K
Solaris (1972)
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: art house, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, space and aliens, russian, astronaut, dreams, hallucination, immortality, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, future dystopia, totalitarianism, surveillance, politics, torture, fascism, female nudity, against humanity, technology, betrayal ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: mind bending, surreal, psychedelic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: colonialism, voyeurism, widow, mother son relationship, couples, one more chance, injustice, dishonesty, dealing with death, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 21K
Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: philosophical, clever, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: cloning, distopia, surveillance, infidelity, cyberpunk, adultery, husband wife relationship, forgery, investigation, fall in love, dystopic future, love and romance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, seattle, shanghai, china, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: psychological, meditative, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, couples, adultery, suicide attempt, loneliness, philosophy, family relations, love affair, romance, life turned upside down, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, paris france, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 43K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tense, stylized ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, social decay, rebellion, justice, resistance, secrets, culture clash, lone hero, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 60s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 6K
One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paranoid computer programmer Simon wakes up to find a package in his room one day. Despite attempts at securing his apartment, the packages keep arriving. While cameras watch Simon's every move, he struggles to find the answers to the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, mind game, distopia, nanotechnology, neighbor, investigation, mind control, life is a bitch, programmer, robot, computer ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 789K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%