Movies like Black Swan

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Black Swan (2010)
 8.0
 661K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, surreal, suspense, dramatic, cerebral, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, mental illness, losing-it hero, hallucinations, paranoia, dark fantasy, parents and children, rivalry, showbiz, mentally unstable, psychology, surrealism, ballerina, mentor, strong sexual content, dancer, competition, performer's life, mother daughter relationship, dreams, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Black Swan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, stylized and enigmatic films with plots about obsession, storytelling, psychology, insanity, dialogue, mental illness and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Black Swan: Whiplash (2014), Flesh and Bone (2015), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Stoker (2013), Mulholland Drive (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 631K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, follow your dream, teachers and students, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, public humiliation, music teacher, musician, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, incest, mentally unstable, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, dance, power relations, uninhibited rivalry, ballerina, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.4
 276K
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: orgy, sexuality, strong sexual content, sexual relations, sexual attraction, marriage, sexual fantasy, sexual tension, erotic thriller, human nature, disguise, free love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 98K
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, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, masturbation, family relations, youth, under the surface, disappearance, estate, family problems, parents and children, danger, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, strong sexual content, death, hollywood, obsession, cowboy, frustration, dreams, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 162K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, paranoia, obsession, delusion, surveillance, alienation, rabbi, neighbor, genius, prodigy, evidence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 12K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, ex husband, mentally unstable, jealousy, ex husband ex wife relationship, divorce, marriage, insanity, deception, betrayal, stalking, frame up ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
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, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, torment, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, misfit partners, dealing with death, patient, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 44K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, repression, delusion, rent, hallucination, loneliness, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, virginity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 18K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma attack, school, lesbian relationship, teachers and students, lesbian interest, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age, teenage life, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 147K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, obsession, mental illness, professor, delusion, mystery, paranoia, actor, life turned upside down, disorder, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 705K
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, mind bending, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, downfall, depression, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 32K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, isolated place, motel, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, insanity, mental patient, doctors and patients, twists & turns, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 35K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, split personality, haunted by the past, nervous breakdown, polish, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion, mental illness, psychopath, deadly, crimes, parents and children, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, peru, usa, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: masochism, sexual relations, fetish, pianist, bdsm, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, perversion, teacher, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 71K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, psychiatrist, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 84K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 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: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, nervous breakdown, fear, delusion, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 4.8
 34K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, college life, roommate, danger, murder, medication, female psychopath, social relations, woman in danger, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, biting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, insomnia, fist fighting, against the rules, nihilism, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, fighting the system, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Movie in collections
The Babysitter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, surreal, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, alcohol, teenager, coming out, suburban life, dangerous attraction, nanny, woman in danger, looking for sex, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 109K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, stalker, voyeurism, loner, infidelity, knife, birthday party, theft, undercover, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 15K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, fatal attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 89K
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, talky, surreal ...
Plot: confession, nurse, silence, postmodernism, actress, patient, psychiatry, dream, violence, betrayal, dreams, letter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, danger, couples, couple relations, love and romance, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, swinger couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 34K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, infidelity, delusion, past, mental patient, misfit, family relations, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, east end london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, basement, lookalikes, haunted by the past, woman in danger, psychopath, manic, wannabe, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%