Movies like Black Swan

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Black Swan (2010)
 8.0
 648K
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, surreal, suspense, mind bending, twist ending, serious, dramatic, cerebral, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, dancer's life, mentally unstable, hallucinations, showbiz, parents and children, rivalry, paranoia, mentor, strong sexual content, dancer, psychology, ballerina, competition, performer's life, young woman, mother daughter relationship, artists and showbiz, surrealism, career, 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, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about obsession, storytelling, psychology, insanity, mental illness, dialogue and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Black Swan: Whiplash (2014), Flesh and Bone (2015), Mulholland Drive (2001), Stoker (2013), Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 601K
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: psychological, motivational, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, music, musician's life, follow your dream, jazz, teachers and students, desire for fame, music teacher, drummer, public humiliation, musician, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, stylized, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, dance, incest, urban, mentally unstable, ambition, dancer's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, dancer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, actress, jealousy, death, frustration, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 97K
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, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, antisocial behavior, family relations, youth, disappearance, funeral, loss of parent, family problems, estate, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 269K
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, atmospheric, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: sexual relations, orgy, marriage, human nature, sexual obsession, disguise, sexuality, free love, dangerous attraction, sexual exploration, sexual tension, prostitute ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, medical school, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 690K
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, captivating, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, insanity, teenage life, supernatural, hallucinations, imaginary, society, morality, high school life, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 43K
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, repression, delusion, schizophrenia, hallucination, rent, loneliness, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, imaginary character, 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, school, teachers and students, mental illness, coming of age, teenage life, power relations, lesbian relationship, teacher, obsession, teenage crush ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 160K
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: insanity, mathematics, paranoia, obsession, genius, surveillance, code, neighbor, alienation, rabbi, delusion, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, drug addiction, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 14K
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: sexy, suspenseful, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, journalism, psychopath, false accusation, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, journalist, stalking, revenge, erotic thriller, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 31K
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: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, parasite, motel, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 10K
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, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mystery, schizophrenia, small town life, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, catastrophe, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ 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: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, mental patient, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, insanity, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, torture, psychiatrist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 10K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, jealousy, mentally unstable, marriage, divorce, insanity, deception, betrayal, frame up, stalking, ex husband, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 34K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, polish, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, deadly, suburbs, parents and children, family relations, crimes, delusion, mental illness, family problems, law enforcement, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, peru, usa, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 327K
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, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, mysterious character, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 33K
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, social relations, woman in danger, student life, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 82K
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: mental illness, paranoia, nightmare, nervous breakdown, delusion, fear, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.9
 70K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, dealing with death, misfit partners, patient, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 162K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, mentally unstable, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
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, serious ...
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, basement, lookalikes, manipulations, haunted by the past, psychopath, wannabe, manic, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 36K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, addiction, spectacle, bondage, body horror, medical profession, sadism, murder, gynecologist, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 107K
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, serious ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, voyeurism, loner, infidelity, knife, stalker, birthday party, theft, rivalry, mind game, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, nanny, suburban life, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, lifestyle, youth, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 85K
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: nurse, confession, postmodernism, actress, silence, violence, betrayal, patient, psychiatry, dream, dreams, letter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 33K
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: psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mental illness, murder, delusion, infidelity, betrayal, past, misfit, dishonesty, deadly, couples, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, britain, east end london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%