10 best movies like The Number 23 (2007)

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Movies similar to The Number 23 (2007): The Butterfly Effect, Shutter Island, Dream House, Secret Window, Memento, 1408, Premonition, Knowing, The Game, Jacob's Ladder.

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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersDoctors
PlotTime travel, Fate, Meaning of life
PlaceHostel
StyleWorth watching, Exciting

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Shutter Island (2010)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDoctors
PlotSplit personality, Investigation, Chase, The escape
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Sea, Islands, Hospitals, USA, Laboratory
StyleWorth watching, Noir

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Dream House (2011)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:24
PlotSupernatural, Lost memory
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered there, and the surviving husband is the town's prime suspect. With help from a neighbor who was close to the murdered family, Will pieces together a horrifying chain of events.

Secret Window (2004)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersWriters
PlotSplit personality, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation, Divorce
StyleUnexpected ending

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.

Memento (2000)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers
PlotLost memory, Investigation, Revenge
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Unexpected ending

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.

1408 (2007)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
PlotGhosts
StyleNumbers in the title

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Premonition (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHousewives, Detectives
PlotDisasters, Fate, Time travel
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending, Exciting

A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.

Knowing (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

The Game (1997)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Brothers
PlotSurvival, Love, Investigation
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

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.

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
StyleUnexpected ending

A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...

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Donovan's Echo (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:35

A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotMissing people

An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital insists that she is not who they think she is and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still in mortal danger.

Stay (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDoctors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlacePsychiatric hospitals

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersScientists, Spy
PlotMental disorders, Love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Smart

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..

Identity (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Friends, Serial killers
PlotDeath, Investigation
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleDisturbing

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

The Order (2003)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:42
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural

For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely similar killings, Bernier launches an investigation that forces him to confront unimaginable evil.

Pi (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersMathematicians

The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.

2:22 (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28
PlaceAircraft

A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

11-11-11 (2011)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:30
CharactersWriters
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending

After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.

The Machinist (2004)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:37
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Obsession
StyleFancy

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

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