20 Movies Like Being John Malkovich

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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 sci-fi romantic drama where a couple, Joel and Clementine, undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories. As they go through the process, they rediscover their love for each other and question whether erasing the painful memories is truly worth it.

Adaptation

Adaptation
Adaptation
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Documentary, Action
Awards: N/A
Writer: Jake Thomas
Actors: Christian Bagg, Cole Bernier, Rob Buren
Language: English
Country: Canada
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“Adaptation” is a metafictional film that follows screenwriter Charlie Kaufman as he struggles to adapt a nonfiction book about orchids into a screenplay, while also exploring his own personal and creative struggles. The movie blurs the lines between reality and fiction, delving into themes of identity, creativity, and the challenges of adaptation.

Synecdoche

Synecdoche
Synecdoche
Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
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Runtime: 3 min
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: David Goodberg
Actors: Keith David
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Synecdoche, New York” is a complex and surreal film that follows a theater director as he creates a massive, life-sized replica of New York City inside a warehouse, blurring the lines between reality and fiction, exploring themes of identity, mortality, and the nature of art.”

New York

New York
New York
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Metacritic: 35/100
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Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Aditya Chopra, Sandeep Shrivastava
Actors: John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Language: Hindi, English
Country: India, United States
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“New York” is a thriller film that follows the lives of three friends, who become entangled in a web of terrorism and political conspiracies in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. As they navigate through love, friendship, and betrayal, they must confront the harsh realities of post-9/11 America and fight for justice.

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 life of a shy and imaginative man named Stéphane, who struggles to distinguish between his dreams and reality. As he becomes infatuated with his neighbor, Stéphane’s vivid dreams begin to blur the line between his fantasies and the real world, leading to a whimsical exploration of love, creativity, and the power of imagination.

The Lobster

The Lobster
The Lobster
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 84 nominations total
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Language: English, French, Greek
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, United States, Belgium
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“The Lobster” is a dystopian black comedy that follows a man who must find a romantic partner within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of his choice. As he navigates the absurd rules and rituals of a bizarre hotel, he questions societal norms and explores the nature of love and human connection.

Her

Her
Her
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 83 wins & 186 nominations total
Writer: Spike Jonze
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Her” is about a lonely writer who forms a deep emotional connection with an artificial intelligence operating system, leading him to question the nature of love and relationships in a technologically advanced world.

Anomalisa

Anomalisa
Anomalisa
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 24 wins & 79 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actors: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
Language: English, Italian, Japanese
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Anomalisa” is a stop-motion animated drama film that follows a lonely and disillusioned customer service expert named Michael Stone, who perceives everyone around him as having the same face and voice, until he meets a unique woman named Lisa who brings some hope and connection into his life. The film explores themes of identity, loneliness, and the search for genuine human connection.

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 a film about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a massive television set, with his every move being broadcast to the world. As Truman begins to question his reality, he embarks on a journey to uncover the truth and escape his controlled existence.”

Stranger Than Fiction

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“Stranger Than Fiction” is a film about a man named Harold Crick who discovers that his life is being narrated by a voice in his head, and he must find the author to prevent his predicted death. As he embarks on a quest to control his own destiny, he develops a relationship with an unconventional baker who helps him navigate the blurred lines between fiction and reality.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown
Actors: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, Canada
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“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a fantasy film about a traveling showman who offers people the chance to enter a magical mirror that reveals their innermost desires. However, the story takes a dark turn when the showman makes a deal with the devil and must fight to save his daughter’s soul.

Lost Highway

Lost Highway
Lost Highway
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 4 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: David Lynch, Barry Gifford
Actors: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius
Language: English
Country: France, United States
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“Lost Highway” is a psychological thriller film directed by David Lynch. It follows a musician who becomes entangled in a web of mystery and identity confusion after he is accused of murder, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.

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 is plagued by visions of a giant, demonic rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of bizarre and destructive acts. As Donnie navigates through his increasingly bizarre reality, the film explores themes of time travel, fate, and existentialism.

Brazil

Brazil
Brazil
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Brazil” is a dystopian satire set in a bureaucratic and totalitarian society, following a low-ranking government worker who becomes entangled in a case of mistaken identity and rebels against the oppressive regime.”

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
A Scanner Darkly
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime
Awards: 4 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Philip K. Dick, Richard Linklater
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.
Language: English
Country: United States
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“A Scanner Darkly” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where an undercover cop becomes addicted to a dangerous drug while investigating a notorious drug dealer. As his identity becomes increasingly blurred, he struggles to maintain his sanity and complete his mission.

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 set in a dystopian future, where humans are unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality controlled by intelligent machines. A group of rebels, led by a computer hacker named Neo, fight to free humanity from the illusion and awaken their true existence.

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 34 nominations total
Writer: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil, Cameron Crowe
Actors: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Spain
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“Vanilla Sky” is a psychological thriller about a wealthy playboy who becomes disoriented and embarks on a journey to uncover the truth behind his distorted reality, questioning his own sanity along the way. As his life unravels, he must confront his past and make sense of the blurred lines between dreams and reality.

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 heist film where a skilled thief is hired to plant an idea into someone’s subconscious through shared dreaming. As the team navigates layers of dreams within dreams, they face unexpected challenges and question the boundaries of reality.”

The Fountain

The Fountain
The Fountain
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 38 nominations
Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas
Language: English, Maya
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Fountain” is a visually stunning and thought-provoking film that explores themes of love, mortality, and the search for eternal life through three interconnected storylines set in different time periods. It follows a man’s quest to save his dying wife by finding the mythical Tree of Life, while also delving into themes of spirituality and the cycle of life and death.

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 science fiction thriller film that follows a man who discovers he can travel back in time and change events from his past. However, each alteration has unintended and catastrophic consequences in his present life, leading him on a dangerous and mind-bending journey.

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