Tags: movies similar to K-PAX (2001) - full list
|Genre||fantastic, drama, detective|
|Characters||Immortals, Scientists, Psychologists, Astronauts|
|Plot||Investigation, Jealousy, Dreams|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Makes me think|
A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography|
|Characters||Spy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill|
|Plot||Love, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders|
|Style||Interesting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational|
At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..
|Genre||horror, thriller, detective|
|Country||USA, France, Canada, Spain|
|Characters||Serial killers, Psychologists|
|Plot||Superpowers, Investigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Mental disorders|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic|
After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.
|Plot||On real events, Mental disorders, Experiments|
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA|
|Style||Psychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric|
A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.
|Characters||Street children, Psychiatrists|
|Plot||Investigation, Mystery, Missing people|
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, Africa, USA|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing|
A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
|Genre||horror, thriller, detective|
|Plot||Survival, Split personality, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious|
A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
|Genre||horror, thriller, detective|
|Characters||Dogs, Family, Photographers, Detectives|
|Plot||Survival, Abduction, Slavery, Friendship, Mystery|
|Place||Party, Estate, New York|
|Style||Interesting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric|
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
|Genre||thriller, drama, detective|
|Plot||Treason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery|
|Place||USA, Office, New York|
|Style||Interesting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot|
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.
|Genre||thriller, melodrama, detective, film noir|
|Plot||Investigation, Mental disorders, Mystery, Lost memory|
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, USA|
|Style||Romantic, Psychological problems, Action, By books, Atmospheric|
When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.
|Genre||horror, fantastic, thriller, detective|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Aliens, FBI, Psychologists|
|Plot||On real events, UFO, Abduction, Investigation, Hypnosis|
|Style||Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing|
Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.
|Genre||fantastic, melodrama, drama, detective|
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Religious|
|Place||India, USA, New York|
|Style||Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think|
I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.
|Characters||Serial killers, Psychiatrists|
|Plot||Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Creepy|
Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation -- and gradually loses his mind.
|Genre||horror, fantastic, thriller, drama, biography|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Aliens, Family, Writers, Psychiatrists|
|Plot||On real events, UFO, Abduction, Friendship, Supernatural|
|Time||New Year, Halloween|
|Style||Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing|
A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.
|Genre||horror, thriller, drama|
|Country||Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Teens, Monsters, Serial killers, Pupils, Single mothers|
|Plot||Dancing, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit|
|Place||USA, Small cities|
|Time||New Year, Halloween, Winter|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Makes me think|
Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.
|Genre||horror, drama, detective|
|Plot||Death, Supernatural, Pursuit, Fear|
|Style||Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious|
A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.
|Characters||Zombie, Programmers, Immortals, Scientists|
|Plot||Survival, Fight, Money, Investigation, Viruses|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense|
The beginning of a new life in Moscow is going well for Alexey - until he gets into a lot of troubles...
|Characters||Old man, Nurses, Singers|
|Plot||Investigation, Drug addict, Friendship, Death, Mental disorders|
|Style||Psychological problems, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think|
Madrid, Spain. The bedroom of Sofía, a luxury escort. Her new client, who has introduced himself as Hugo and appears to be an educated businessman, discovers that she has a name tattooed on her leg: Diana. Hugo cannot help asking her who Diana is.
|Genre||fantastic, drama, adventure|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom, Canada|
|Characters||Astronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts|
|Plot||Love, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure|
|Place||Space, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships|
|Style||Popular, 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.
|Genre||fantastic, thriller, detective|
|Plot||UFO, Investigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Technology|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Serious|
After deciphering a message found in a satellite, genius cryptographer Alex Jacobs finds himself being stalked by government agents and otherworldly beings.
|Genre||thriller, drama, crime, detective|
|Characters||Maniacs, Serial killers, Police, Partners, Detectives|
|Plot||Investigation, Chase, Mystery|
|Style||Interesting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action|
Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.
|Characters||Maniacs, Killers, Doctors, Psychiatrists|
|Plot||Love, Obsession, Mental disorders|
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, England, Hospitals|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense|
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.
|Characters||Robots, Serial killers, Psychiatrists|
|Plot||Revenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Mental disorders|
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, England, London|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fancy, Creepy|
After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.
|Genre||drama, adventure, history|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Lawyers, Friends, Tourists|
|Plot||Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Political, False accusations|
|Place||India, Small cities|
|Style||Exciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense|
Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.
|Genre||horror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective|
|Plot||Apocalypse, Investigation, Mental disorders, Missing people|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic|
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
|Genre||thriller, crime, detective|
|Characters||Gangsters, Thieves, Writers, Strangers|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Smart|
Bill, an idle, unemployed aspiring writer, walks the crowded streets of London following randomly chosen strangers, a seemingly innocent entertainment that becomes dangerous when he crosses paths with a mysterious character.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective|
|Plot||Investigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, Missing people|
|Place||USA, California, Los Angeles|
|Style||Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious|
In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
|Characters||Lesbians, Orphans, Clairvoyants|
|Plot||Superpowers, Investigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Experiments|
|Style||Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic, Serious|
Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Doctors, Friends, Losers|
|Plot||On real events, Friendship, Mental disorders|
|Style||Psychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.
|Genre||fantastic, thriller, drama, detective|
|Characters||Horses, Spy, Terrorists, Writers, Architects|
|Plot||Investigation, Death, Political, Conspiracies, Mystery|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious|
Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.