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20 best movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

List of the best movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): Arrival, Mr. Nobody, Comet, The Discovery, Awaken, Her, About Time, Titanic, The Fountain, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

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Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Scientists, Military, Linguists
PlotTime travel, UFO, Alien invasion, Cancer, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, USA
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Smart

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersImmortals, Old man
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Earthquake
PlaceTrains, Parallel worlds, USA, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders, Religious, Life after death, Depression
PlaceMansions
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Tense

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, True love, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Alex's dreary life is reignited when he meets Rachel, the woman of his dreams. The only thing that stands in the way of their perfect, serendipitous relationship is that Rachel has recently passed away.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersProgrammers, Writers, Friends
PlotLove, Artificial Intelligence, Obsession, Loneliness, Computers
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Beautiful, Philosophical

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Kind, Sad ones, To cry

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Immortals, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Loneliness, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Black humor, Touching

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, End of the world, Travel, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Gothic

S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha begins to have dreams that warn her of the end of the universe.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Family, Architects
PlotTime travel, Death, Fulfillment of desires, Jealousy, Family life
TimeFuture
StyleTo cry, Inspirational

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersGay, Snake, Jews, Writers, Photographers
PlotLove, Dancing, Depression, Computers, Divorce
PlaceShips, Party, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry

In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students, Alcoholics
PlotLoneliness, Weapon, Depression, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceCollege, USSR, USA, Laboratory, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Fascinating, Smart

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Breakup, Depression
PlaceEngland, London, USA, Small cities, New York
StyleRomantic

A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:17
CharactersTeachers, Photographers
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Travel, The escape
PlaceBeach, Hotels, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceHospitals
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Love triangle, Jealousy, True love
PlaceEngland, Boarding school
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Heartbreaking, Serious, Sad ones

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFathers, Mothers, Pilots
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceNature, USA
StyleInspirational, Soulful, For sleep

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersSisters
PlotTechnology, Loneliness, Date, True love, Fate
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Fancy

In this comedic fantasy, science has facilitated the search for a soul mate via biotechnological implants that count down to the moment one is supposed to meet his or her match. But Oona is worried: She's nearly 30, and her TiMER isn't ticking yet. Will her dream guy get snatched up by someone else?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersWriters, Photographers
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Intellectual

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersMusicians, Sisters, Girlfriends, Actors, Singers
PlotLove, Time travel, Revenge, Friendship, Betrayal
PlaceParty, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Malta, USA
Duration01:11
CharactersDogs, Writers, Photographers
PlotDancing, Time travel, Travel, Chess, Motorcycles
PlaceSea, Village, France, Hotels
TimeHoneymoon

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters, Psychologists, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceIndia
StyleRomantic, Fancy, Touching

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him confront his future and his past mistakes.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotLove
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHorses, Angels, Thieves
PlotLove, Adventure, Superpowers, Supernatural, True love
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Fascinating

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Writers, Psychiatrists
PlotLoneliness, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires, Success, Fate
PlaceParty
StyleRomantic, Cute, Deep Meaning, Smart, Fancy

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersAlcoholics, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Time travel, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceTrains, New York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:46
CharactersLosers, Old man
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Relationship, Mystery
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.





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