20 Movies Like Vanilla Sky

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romantic drama that follows the story of a man who undergoes a medical procedure to erase memories of a failed relationship, only to realize that he still wants to be with the woman he once loved. The film explores the complexities of love, memory, and the impact of erasing painful experiences.

Inception

Inception
Inception
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 159 wins & 220 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Language: English, Japanese, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Inception is a science fiction thriller film that follows a skilled thief who infiltrates people’s dreams to steal information. However, he is challenged with the task of implanting an idea into someone’s mind, leading to a complex and mind-bending journey through multiple layers of reality.”

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a television studio, with his every move being broadcasted to the world as a reality show. As Truman starts to question the reality of his existence, he embarks on a journey to discover the truth and escape the artificial world he has been living in.”

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film about a computer programmer named Neo who discovers that the world he knows is actually a simulated reality created by intelligent machines. He joins a group of rebels to fight against the machines and free humanity from their control.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island
Shutter Island
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 11 wins & 66 nominations
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Shutter Island” is a psychological thriller film about two U.S. Marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient from a mental institution on an isolated island, uncovering dark secrets and questioning their own sanity in the process.

Memento

Memento
Memento
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 57 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Memento” is a psychological thriller about a man with anterograde amnesia who is searching for his wife’s killer, using a system of tattoos and Polaroid photos to track his progress. The film is told in reverse chronological order, adding to the mystery and confusion surrounding the protagonist’s quest for justice.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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Donnie Darko is a psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who starts experiencing disturbing visions of a giant, demonic rabbit, leading him on a path of self-discovery and time travel. As he navigates through a complex web of reality and alternate timelines, Donnie questions the nature of fate, existence, and his own purpose in the world.

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 30/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Actors: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Butterfly Effect” is a 2004 science fiction thriller film about a young man who discovers he can travel back in time and change the course of events, but each alteration has unforeseen and disastrous consequences in the present. As he tries to fix the past and save those he loves, he realizes the chaotic nature of cause and effect, leading to a series of tragic outcomes.

Dark City

Dark City
Dark City
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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“Dark City” is a neo-noir science fiction film about a man who wakes up with no memories and discovers he is being manipulated by a group of beings known as The Strangers, who control the city and its inhabitants’ memories. As he tries to uncover the truth, he becomes the key to reshaping the city’s reality and defeating The Strangers.

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: George Nolfi, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Adjustment Bureau is a science fiction thriller film that follows the story of a politician who discovers a mysterious group of agents who control the fate and choices of individuals, leading him to question the concept of free will and fight for his own destiny.”

The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor
The Thirteenth Floor
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Daniel F. Galouye, Josef Rusnak, Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez
Actors: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“The Thirteenth Floor” is a sci-fi thriller set in a virtual reality simulation where a man discovers a hidden world and becomes entangled in a murder mystery that blurs the line between reality and simulation. As he delves deeper, he unravels a shocking truth about his own existence.

Predestination

Predestination
Predestination
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 20 nominations
Writer: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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The movie “Predestination” is a science fiction thriller about a time-traveling agent who embarks on a complex mission to prevent a series of terrorist attacks, only to discover a mind-bending connection between himself, the elusive terrorist, and his own past.

Source Code

Source Code
Source Code
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Ben Ripley
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, France, Germany
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“Source Code” is a science fiction thriller film about a soldier who is sent back in time repeatedly to relive the last eight minutes of a train bombing in order to identify the bomber and prevent a future attack. As he continues to uncover the truth, he faces personal dilemmas and questions the nature of his reality.

The Cell

The Cell
The Cell
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Metacritic: 40/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 29 nominations total
Writer: Mark Protosevich
Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“The Cell” is a psychological thriller film about a psychologist who enters the mind of a comatose serial killer to find the location of his latest victim, navigating through a surreal and dangerous world within his subconscious.

The Jacket

The Jacket
The Jacket
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Tom Bleecker, Marc Rocco, Massy Tadjedin
Actors: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“The Jacket” is a psychological thriller film about a Gulf War veteran who is wrongly accused of murder and is sent to a mental institution, where he is subjected to experimental treatments that involve being confined in a straightjacket and placed in a morgue drawer. Through these treatments, he experiences time travel and attempts to change the past to prevent the murder from happening.

The Machinist

The Machinist
The Machinist
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Scott Kosar
Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Machinist” is a psychological thriller about an insomniac industrial worker who descends into paranoia and delusion as he spirals into extreme weight loss, haunted by a mysterious past event. As he tries to unravel the truth, his reality becomes increasingly distorted, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 17 wins & 71 nominations total
Writer: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a science fiction film about a highly advanced robotic boy named David who embarks on a journey to become a real human in order to gain the love of his human mother. Along the way, he encounters various challenges and explores themes of love, identity, and the nature of humanity.

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: 12 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Jaco Van Dormael
Actors: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger
Language: English, Mohawk
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, United States
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“Mr. Nobody” is a science fiction drama film that explores the concept of multiple possible lives and choices. It follows the story of Nemo Nobody, the last mortal in a future world of immortals, as he reflects on his past and the different paths his life could have taken.”

Coherence

Coherence
Coherence
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: James Ward Byrkit, Alex Manugian
Actors: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Coherence” is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller where a group of friends attending a dinner party experience strange occurrences and unexplainable phenomena when a comet passes by Earth, causing parallel realities to collide and their identities to blur.”

The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep
The Science of Sleep
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 7 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Michel Gondry
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou
Language: French, English, Spanish
Country: France, Italy
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“The Science of Sleep” is a surreal romantic comedy that follows the imaginative and dream-filled life of a young man named Stéphane, who struggles to differentiate between his dreams and reality. As he navigates his creative mind, Stéphane falls in love with his neighbor and must confront the challenges of blending his fantastical world with the complexities of real-life relationships.

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