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List of the best movies like K-PAX (2001): Solaris, A Beautiful Mind, Gothika, The Awakening, Elephant Song, The Ward, Get Out, Gone Girl, Spellbound, The Fourth Kind.

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:49
CharactersImmortals, Scientists, Psychologists, Astronauts
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected 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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, 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..

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers, Psychologists
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected 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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists, Losers
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:50
CharactersStreet children, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Africa, USA
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersNurses
PlotSurvival, Split personality, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:43
CharactersDogs, Family, Photographers, Detectives
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Slavery, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceParty, Estate, New York
StyleInteresting, 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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotTreason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Office, New York
StyleInteresting, 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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersPsychologists
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, Mystery, Lost memory
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleRomantic, 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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersAliens, FBI, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, UFO, Abduction, Investigation, Hypnosis
PlaceAlaska
StyleAtmospheric, 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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Religious
PlaceIndia, USA, New York
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersSerial killers, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersAliens, Family, Writers, Psychiatrists
PlotOn real events, UFO, Abduction, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSpace
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Serial killers, Pupils, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeNew Year, Halloween, Winter
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDemons
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Pursuit, Fear
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
CharactersZombie, Programmers, Immortals, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Fight, Money, Investigation, Viruses
PlaceArctic
StyleExciting, 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...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersOld man, Nurses, Singers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Friendship, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceHospitals, USA
StylePsychological 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.

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
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersAliens
PlotUFO, Investigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Technology
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected 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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, 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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, England, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersRobots, Serial killers, Psychiatrists
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, England, London
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:44
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Political, False accusations
PlaceIndia, Small cities
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersMonsters
PlotApocalypse, Investigation, Mental disorders, Missing people
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected 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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:10
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Writers, Strangers
PlotObsession, Friendship
PlaceEngland
StyleUnexpected 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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersBikers, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceUSA, California, Los Angeles
StyleTwisted 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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersLesbians, Orphans, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Experiments
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Doctors, Friends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Mental disorders
StylePsychological 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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Spy, Terrorists, Writers, Architects
PlotInvestigation, Death, Political, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceTexas, Hotels
StyleUnexpected 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.





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