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Upstream Color (2013)
 6.7
 32K
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: mind bending, psychological, tense, atmospheric, surreal, touching, lyrical, stylized, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: hypnosis, parasite, romance, love affair, drugged, mystery, mind control, memory loss, tragic love, dishonesty, mind game, brainwashing, haunted by the past, identity crisis, worm, abduction, kidnapping, experiment, crimes, crime, love and romance, unfulfillment, cons and scams, hopes, sadness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Upstream Color

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, thought provoking and weird films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, life philosophy, imagination, catastrophe, memory and obsession mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Upstream Color: Primer (2004), I Origins (2014), THX 1138 (1971), The Fountain (2006), Unforgettable (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: complex, thought provoking, psychological, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, paradox, identity crisis, mistrust, inventions and discoveries, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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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: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 116K
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, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 48K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, technology gone awry, chaos, separated, surveillance, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 229K
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, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, couples, understanding, family relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, false accusation, uncover truth, crimes, race against time, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: psychological, stylized, tense, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, workplace, obsession, love affair, workplace situations, infidelity, inventions and discoveries, disorder, love and romance, buddies, dysfunctional relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 22K
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: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 51K
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: psychological, futuristic, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, old friend, coincidence, symbolism, writer's life, romance, road not taken, introspection, understanding, mysterious place, lifestyle, changing the past or future ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, singapore, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 64K
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, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, mind game, loss of son, abduction, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, destiny, love affair, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, alien life-form, disorder, mysterious character, secret identity, benign alien, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, psychology, supernatural ability, time loop, child abuse, memory, suicide, haunted by the past, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 118K
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, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, surrealism, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 91K
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: psychological, touching, surreal, contemplative, philosophical ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, solar system, cosmology, earth, planet, musician, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, yale university, connecticut, mojave desert, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 336K
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, futuristic, bleak, twists and turns, contemplative ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, spacecraft, cloning, dystopic future, space and aliens, clones, moon, astronaut, space travel, accident ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: mind bending, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, unfaithful wife, romance, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, tense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: manipulation, cult leader, journalist, working undercover, uncover truth, manipulations, religions or cults, cult, society, exploit, filmmaking, exploitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 18K
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, surreal, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, falling in love, fall in love, meteor shower, relationships, imaginary, parallel world, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, paris france, portland oregon, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 109K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, time loop, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 175K
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, atmospheric, touching, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: mysterious character, patient, psychiatrist, planet, crazy, benign alien, mental institution, research, odd, hypnosis, mystery, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, greenland, albuquerque new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 64K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, disfigurement, nightmare, love triangle, paranoia, jealousy, doctor, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.1
 82K
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: atmospheric, art house, intellectual, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, investigation, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 67K
1984 (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: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, politics, society, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: surreal, tense, mind bending, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, one more chance, injustice, couples, unfulfillment, mystery, homecoming, introspection, tragic love, road not taken, lovers reunited, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 385
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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, bittersweet, dull life, working class, introspection, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mind game, woman in danger, missing person, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 12K
Extraction (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: time loop, memory, murder, experiment gone awry, disorder, danger, inventions and discoveries, supernatural, alternate reality, repeated event, scientist, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%