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20 best movies like Lost Highway (1997)

List of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997): Gothika, Secret Window, Kafka, In the Mouth of Madness, Unsane, Eye of the Beholder, Brain Dead, Enemy, The Number 23, Birth.

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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: 6.5
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

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.

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: 6.4
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Psychiatrists, Nurses
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Disturbing

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersSerial killers, Blind
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Pursuit
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersLosers, Businessmen
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Spain
Duration01:28
CharactersSpiders, Doubles, Actors
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceCanada
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fancy

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Psychiatrists, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Depressive, Serious

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Childrens
PlotWedding, Obsession, Love triangle, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he is her dead husband reincarnated. At first she ignores the child, but his knowledge of her former husband's life is uncanny, leading her to believe that he might be telling the truth.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Demons
PlotObsession, Friendship, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Depression
PlaceHospitals, Hotels
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Creepy

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance
Duration02:06
PlotObsession, Split personality, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Conspiracies
PlaceParis, France
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious, Disturbing

A quiet and inconspicuous man 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 himself.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersFamily
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Depression, Mystery
PlaceIreland
TimeNew Year, Dark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersWriters
PlotObsession, Swimming, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Metro, Country houses
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes

In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of psychological imagery and an erotic exploration of the female body.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Psychiatrists
PlotDancing, Obsession, Mental disorders, Religious
PlaceEngland
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Serious, Disturbing

A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.

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: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersLesbians, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotCars, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Smart

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountryNetherlands, France, West Germany
Duration01:47
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers
PlotLove, Travel, Obsession, Vacation, Mystery
PlaceFrance
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, France
Duration02:01
CharactersActors
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Pupils, Parents, Housewives
PlotRevenge, Obsession, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Seduction
PlaceSchool, Hospitals, Mansions
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:27
CharactersVampire, Doctors, Writers
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Gothic, Serious

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy. Horrifying visions invade the castle - realizations of Byron's fear of leeches, Shelley's fear of premature burial, Mary's fear of birthing a stillborn child - all brought forth in a bizarre dreamscape. They share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. The events of that night later inspired Mary Shelley to write the classic "Frankenstein" and Dr. Polidori to pen "The Vampyre," which became the basis for the creation of Dracula..

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Psychics, Losers, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceIslands, Ships, Antarctica, USA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Creepy, Depressive

Once a known counterculture figure, June E. Leigh now lives in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment during the incendiary '77 Summer of Sam. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weaknesses, her insular universe begins to unravel.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Sweden
Duration01:32
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotPuzzles, Investigation, Obsession, Mystery, Lost memory
PlaceEngland, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Tense, Serious

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlotObsession, Mystery
PlaceForest, USA, Abandoned houses
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic, Serious

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersMagician, Police, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceCastle, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

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: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Indians, Cannibals, Gypsies, Psychics
PlotAbduction, Superpowers, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural
PlaceTrains, Labyrinths, Beach, Hotels
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Gothic, Serious, For men

A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off of people like them in order to remain immortal. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining". Doctor Sleep is set several decades after the events of the first "Shining".

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.





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