Movies like Black Swan

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Black Swan (2010)
 8.0
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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, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending, dramatic, surreal, suspense, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry, character study, mentally unstable, parents and children, ballerina, losing-it hero, hallucinations, family relations, dancer, dreams, nervous breakdown, competition, visceral, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Black Swan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, enigmatic and stylized films with plots about obsession, storytelling, insanity, psychology, mental illness, loneliness and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Black Swan: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Stoker (2013), Flesh and Bone (2015), Whiplash (2014), The Machinist (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, life is a bitch, depression, hallucination, drug use, downfall, insanity, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
 103K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, mystery, masturbation, family problems, danger, estate, parents and children, funeral, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 10K
Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, dancer's life, mentally unstable, dance, ambition, ballerina, artists and showbiz, brother sister incest, dancing, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.5
 722K
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, teachers and students, follow your dream, musician's life, mentor, desire for fame, music, drummer, jazz, musician, music teacher, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 7.7
 360K
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, bleak, mind bending, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, uncover truth, insanity, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, obsession, neo noir, paranoia, torment, layoff, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, thought provoking, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, self destructing, life philosophy, loneliness, fist fighting, insanity, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, neo noir, hallucination, obsession, hollywood, dreams, surrealism, strong sexual content, lesbianism, alternate reality, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 19K
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, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, girls' boarding school, teachers and students, lesbian interest, asthma attack, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 170K
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, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, mathematics, code, rabbi, obsession, alienation, surveillance, neighbor, delusion, loner, mathematician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, plot twist, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 742K
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, atmospheric, surreal, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, hallucination, supernatural ability, imaginary friend, suburbs, society, youth, time loop, vandalism, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.1
 104K
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, experimental, talky ...
Plot: nurse, confession, actress, postmodernism, patient, psychiatry, dream, betrayal, violence, dreams, power relations, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 75K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, mystery, patient, suicidal, guilt, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, twists & turns, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, plot twist, uncover truth, torture, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, controversial, disturbing, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: masochism, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, pianist, teacher, fetish, desire, bdsm, age difference, overbearing parent, teachers and students, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 49K
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, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, repression, delusion, rent, loneliness, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, indoor, graphic violence, virginity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 305K
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, strong sexual content, erotic thriller, sexuality, sex party, explicit sex, sex, disguise, prostitute, sexual relations, neo noir, sexual obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mystery, small town life, social relations, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, schizophrenia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 36K
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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, family problems, family relations, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, parents and children, mental illness, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 40K
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: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, haunted by the past, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 169K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, mystery, paranoia, actor, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, life turned upside down, disorder, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 33K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, conspiracy theory, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, insanity, psychosis, isolated place, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), delusion, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 92K
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, nervous breakdown, delusion, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.8
 115K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, loner, cheating, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, stalker, theft, undercover, impersonating, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 14K
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: psychological thriller, suspense, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, stalking, ex husband ex wife relationship, divorce, jealousy, deception, betrayal, insanity, ex husband, frame up, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, coma, hospital, rescue, redemption, ambulance, haunted by the past, misfit partners, dealing with death, patient, death, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 42K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, family relations, doctors and patients, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, year 1988, year 1954, 80s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 110K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, neo noir, dishonesty, crimes, heist, disorder, mind control, art thief, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%