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List of the best movies like Mulholland Drive (2001): The Salesman, The Gift, Undone, Spellbound, Brick, Stonehearst Asylum, Eyes Wide Shut, The One I Love, The Devil's Advocate, Comeback.

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIran, France
Duration01:53
CharactersTeachers, Students, Old man, Cats, Actors
PlotCars, Relationship, Money, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, China
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Gay, Strong women, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Friends, Fathers, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Time travel, Superpowers, Wedding, Investigation
PlaceHospitals, USA, Office
StyleExciting, Psychedelic, Touching

After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

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: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlotRelationship, Investigation, Death, Chase, Mystery
PlaceParty, USA, California
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

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, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Obsession, Jealousy
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Gloomy

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 discovers that he is in over his head.

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: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersDemons, Killers, Lawyers
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Success, Fate
PlacePrison, Court, Hospitals, USA, Office
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy
CountryDenmark
Duration01:40
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, False accusations, Lost memory
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, USA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Thomas, former successful stand up comedian will do anything to get back on the top. Unfortunately at the same time his teenage daughter demands his whole attention threatening the comeback he wants so badly...

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:45
CharactersStudents, Friends, Brothers, Fathers, Girlfriends
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Freedom, Double life
PlaceAircraft, USA

When a change of circumstances leaves Miriam unable to pay her college tuition, she makes a surprising decision: to start performing in adult films, using the pseudonym Belle Knox. Miriam lies to her family and her friends at school, keeping her double life a secret. But soon rumours spread and Miriam becomes the subject of vicious online attacks and unwanted attention. Miriam fights back: she talks to the media, saying her new line of work empowers her as a feminist. But her confident stand has unintended consequences. Miriam is shunned by her conservative family and her colleagues in the adult film world. One impulsive decision has quickly spiralled out of control - and Miriam's problems are just beginning.

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryBulgaria, USA, Spain
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Killers, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Investigation, Justice
PlaceKitchen, Hospitals, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Brothers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Puzzles, Survival, Investigation, Birthday
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Intellectual

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

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: 6.4
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:46
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A unique collection of extraordinary fantastical short stories from the pen of Neil Gaiman, directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. With a score by Jarvis Cocker and starring a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, George MacKay, Rita Tushingham and Kenneth Cranham.

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: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersParents, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Investigation, Intrigue, Missing people
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Aliens
PlotLove, Investigation, Holidays
PlaceIslands, Forest, Hotels, Lake
TimeSummer, Honeymoon
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Serious

A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds his wife wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers
PlotPuzzles, Revenge, Investigation, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Philosophical

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Psychologists, Hippies, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Basketball, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Party, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersGay, Writers, Taxi drivers, Singers
PlotLove, Obsession, Loneliness, Depression, Love at first sight
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Intellectual

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Partners
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Friendship, Death
PlaceParty, USA, New York
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Spectacular

Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop -- and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersMermaids, Scientists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, Jealousy, Conspiracies, Cheating
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric, Psychedelic

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

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: 6.9
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Investigators
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young doctor suspects there is more to this than meets the eye.

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
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersLesbians, Immortals, Actors, Stars
PlotObsession, Body exchange, Supernatural, Love triangle, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy

Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.





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