Movies like Under the Skin

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Under the Skin (2013)
 6.3
 107K
Under the Skin (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Poland, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, tense, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, evil alien, alien, drowning, space and aliens, on the road, human nature, introspection, alien encounter, danger, deadly, imaginary, unfulfillment, male nudity, abduction, dehumanization, hitchhiker, trap, powerful corporation, rebellion, physical appearance, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, deadly creature, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland

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Most similar movies to Under the Skin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, cerebral and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, dialogue, catastrophe, loneliness, greed and imagination mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Under the Skin: Monsters (2010), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), The Prestige (2006), Knife in the Water (1962), The Tenant (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 83K
Monsters (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, futuristic, breathtaking, stylized ...
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, survival, getting home, danger, alien invasion, personal safety, jungle, quarantine, radio, forest ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: space and aliens, supernatural romance, benign alien, drugs/alcohol, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, magic, deception, performer's life, mystery, wizards and magicians, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Knife in the Water (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: hitchhiker, sailing, knife, drowning, jazz, crumbling marriage, ego clash, ship, intrigue, couple relations, love triangle, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 7.7
 33K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, psychopath, neighbor, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, pregnancy, mission, astronaut, woman in danger, danger, outer space, nasa, suburbs, wife husband relationship, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 5K
Communion (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: alien abduction, hypnosis, alien, paranoia, cabin, ufo, christmas, halloween, psychiatrist, alien encounter, space and aliens, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, sexual, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, culture clash, investigation, murder, couple relations, lover, infidelity, love triangle, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, captivating, art house ...
Plot: isolation, entomologist, sand dune, love affair, desert, love and romance, human nature, japanese new wave, captivity, confined, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: airport, apocalypse, cloning, romance, lovers on the run, escape, climate change, new love, wife husband relationship, future dystopia, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.7
 676K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, space station, astronaut, trapped in space, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 91K
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, serious, stylized ...
Plot: cause and meaning, stalker, wish come true, scientist, alien, russian, future dystopia, tunnel, psychic, heaven and hell, soldier, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.7
 18K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: train, bridge, chess, priest, misfit, terrorism, suicide, assassination, nazism, idealism, fascism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.9
 411K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, aging, birth, hippie, rebel, protest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.7
 13K
Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, plastic surgery, midlife crisis, faked death, surgery, redemption, mystery, deadly, golden years, hidden identity, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, grand central station manhattan new york city, malibu california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 19K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, neo noir, totalitarianism, a.i., urban, investigation, private detective, human nature, future dystopia, crimes, imaginary, society ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Until the End of the World (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Australia, USA
Duration: 280 min.
Story: Until The End of the World is an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey, the purpose of the journey is to restore sight -- a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find a ...
Style: futuristic, road movie, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: satellite, on the road, adventure, future dystopia, chase, chases and races, danger, bounty hunter, apocalypse, fugitives, obsessive quest, save the world ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, near future
Place: australia, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, psychological, clever, serious ...
Plot: masked vigilante, future dystopia, parallel world, vigilantism, mental illness, life is a bitch, urban, imaginary, society, track down, vengeance, looking for love ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 43K
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, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, computer, chase, utopia, factory, pregnancy, radiation, totalitarianism, college, life is a bitch, police ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.9
 588K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, exciting, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, manhunt, racism, genetics, transformation, slum, life is a bitch, discrimination, civil rights, internment camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 5K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, airplane, robot, investigation, scientist, airport, time warp, investigator, paradox, sole survivor, space travel, collision ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 396K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: tense, futuristic, clever, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, technology, existentialism, human android relationship, experiment gone awry, deception, man versus machine, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.5
 61K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.6
 147K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, alien encounter, sea disaster, submarine, ocean or sea, space and aliens, sea, scuba diving, sacrifice, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.7
 319K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, offbeat, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, uncover truth, torment, mysterious character, life is a bitch, paranoia, factory, taunting, hit and run, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, mental illness, suburbs, psychopath, crimes, deadly, parents and children, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: evacuation, ultimatum, ufo, evil alien, environmentalism, alien, end of the world, first contact, tank, alien contact, giant robot, power outage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s, future
Place: usa, virginia, mcdonald's restaurant, australia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 95K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, masturbation, under the surface, youth, family relations, death, funeral, estate, death in the family, mystery, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 184K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, maze, trap, death, mathematics, violence, parallel world, danger, insanity, escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%