Movies like Black Swan

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Black Swan (2010)
 8.0
 684K
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, cerebral, dramatic, suspense, surreal, serious, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucination, surrealism, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, dark fantasy, psychology, ballerina, rivalry, showbiz, parents and children, mentally unstable, hallucinations, character study, mentor, dancer, dreams, nervous breakdown, competition, strong sexual content, artists and showbiz ...
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, insanity, storytelling, psychology, weird, mental illness and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Black Swan: Whiplash (2014), Flesh and Bone (2015), Stoker (2013), Fight Club (1999), Requiem for a Dream (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 686K
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, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, desire for fame, music, mentor, jazz, drummer, musician, public humiliation, music conductor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 10K
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, stylized, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, mentally unstable, dance, ambition, incest, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, dancing, power relations, uninhibited rivalry, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 101K
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, family relations, antisocial behavior, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, youth, estate, graphic violence, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 1.8M
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, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fighting the system, life philosophy, insanity, fist fighting, nihilism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
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, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, destructive relationship, drug use, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, lesbian sex, neo noir, obsession, hollywood, strong sexual content, hallucination, dreams, lesbianism, cowboy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 167K
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, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: insanity, mathematics, paranoia, obsession, surveillance, delusion, alienation, rabbi, neighbor, loner, genius, prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 349K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, losing-it hero, uncover truth, obsession, life is a bitch, paranoia, insanity, torment, neo noir, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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, lesbian relationship, asthma, school, asthma attack, teachers and students, lesbian interest, underage drinking, mental illness, girls' school, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ 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, runaway, infatuation, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, plot twist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 725K
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, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, society, imaginary friend, suburbs, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 47K
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, delusion, repression, rent, loneliness, indoor, virginity, nervous breakdown, imaginary character, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, redemption, coma, hospital, rescue, ambulance, patient, haunted by the past, misfit partners, dealing with death, 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 ⇓
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, disturbing, controversial, bleak, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, masochism, pianist, bdsm, sexual relations, fetish, desire, teacher, overbearing parent, age difference, destructive relationship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 73K
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, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, suicidal, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, faked death, mental illness, mystery, small town life, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, schizophrenia, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 38K
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, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, satire, ghost, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, deadly, parents and children, crimes, psychopath, mental illness, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 32K
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, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, insanity, isolated place, motel, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 161K
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, paranoia, actor, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, mystery, disorder, life turned upside down, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 293K
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, sexuality, erotic thriller, explicit sex, sexual relations, prostitute, sexual attraction, sexual obsession, sex party, sex orgy, marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 112K
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, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, undercover, dishonesty, impersonating, rivalry, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 13K
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: mentally unstable, obsession, divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, unrequited love, ex husband, jealousy, stalking, insanity, deception, betrayal, frame up ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 35K
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, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, mystery, vengeance, misfit, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, britain, england, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 89K
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, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, island, confined, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 40K
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 108K
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: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, neo noir, dishonesty, crimes, heist, disorder, mind control, art theft, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 98K
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, silence, actress, postmodernism, violence, betrayal, psychiatry, patient, dream, dreams, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 16K
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, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, fatal attraction, false accusation, journalism, teenage life, crimes, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%