20 Movies Like Maniac

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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 drama that follows a couple, Joel and Clementine, who undergo a procedure to erase all memories of their relationship. As they start to forget each other, they rediscover their love through the fragments of their erased memories.

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 that follows a skilled thief who steals information by infiltrating people’s dreams. He is tasked with planting an idea in someone’s mind instead, leading to a complex and dangerous journey through multiple layers of dreams.”

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: Drama, 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 about two U.S. Marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient from a mental institution located on an isolated island, only to uncover a web of secrets and deception that challenges their own sanity.

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 science fiction film about a troubled teenager who becomes entangled in a complex web of time travel and alternate realities, as he navigates through visions of a monstrous rabbit and the impending end of the world.

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 that follows the story of a computer programmer named Neo who discovers that the world he lives in is a simulated reality controlled by machines. He joins a group of rebels to fight against the machines and free humanity from their control.

Fight Club

Fight Club
Fight Club
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls
Actors: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“Fight Club” is a film about an insomniac office worker who forms an underground fight club as a means of rebelling against societal norms and finding a sense of purpose, but the club takes a dark turn as it evolves into an anarchic and destructive force.”

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 uses tattoos and Polaroid photos to track down his wife’s killer, while piecing together his own fragmented memories. As he navigates through a web of deception and manipulation, he becomes increasingly unsure of who to trust and what is real.

American Psycho

American Psycho
American Psycho
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards: 7 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“American Psycho” is a psychological thriller film that follows the life of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker in 1980s New York City. As he indulges in a double life of materialism and sadistic violence, the film explores themes of obsession, identity, and the emptiness of the American Dream.

Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 279 nominations total
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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“Black Swan” is a psychological thriller that follows the story of a talented ballet dancer named Nina who becomes consumed by her pursuit of perfection in order to secure the lead role in “Swan Lake.” As she descends into madness, the line between reality and fantasy blurs, leading to a gripping and haunting exploration of obsession and identity.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“A Clockwork Orange” is a dystopian film set in a near-future society, following a charismatic and violent young man named Alex who undergoes an experimental aversion therapy to curb his criminal behavior, raising questions about free will and the ethics of rehabilitation.

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Requiem for a Dream” is a dark and intense drama that explores the destructive consequences of addiction on the lives of four individuals, highlighting their descent into despair and desperation. The film delves into themes of addiction, obsession, and the pursuit of dreams, ultimately depicting the devastating impact these pursuits can have on one’s mental and physical well-being.

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 factory worker named Trevor Reznik who becomes increasingly paranoid and delusional after a year of severe insomnia, leading him to question his own sanity and reality as he tries to uncover the truth behind his mysterious condition.

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Synecdoche, New York” is a surreal drama that follows a theater director’s obsessive and increasingly complex attempt to create a life-sized replica of New York City inside a warehouse, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction. As he immerses himself in this grand project, his personal life unravels, and the lines between his own identity and the characters he creates become blurred.

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 that follows the story of a wealthy and successful man who becomes disoriented and paranoid after a car accident, as he struggles to distinguish between dreams and reality. The film explores themes of identity, love, and the nature of perception, ultimately leading to a mind-bending conclusion.

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 on a massive television set, surrounded by actors playing the roles of his family and friends. As Truman begins to question the reality of his existence, he embarks on a journey to discover the truth and escape the confines of his artificial world.”

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 dark comedy film set in a society where single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or they will be transformed into an animal of their choice. The movie follows a man as he navigates this bizarre world and explores themes of love, conformity, and societal pressures.

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 49 wins & 79 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actors: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Being John Malkovich” is a surreal comedy-drama in which a puppeteer discovers a hidden portal that allows anyone to enter the mind of actor John Malkovich for 15 minutes, leading to a bizarre exploration of identity, desire, and celebrity obsession.

Predestination

Predestination
Predestination
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
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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“Predestination” is a sci-fi thriller film about a time-traveling agent who embarks on a complex mission to prevent a devastating terrorist attack. As the agent navigates through different timelines, the story unravels a mind-bending exploration of identity, fate, and the consequences of one’s choices.

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
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 that explores the concept of multiple parallel lives and the choices that shape them. The film follows the story of Nemo Nobody, the last mortal on Earth in the year 2092, as he recounts his different life paths and the potential outcomes of the choices he could have made.

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 surrealistic film that follows the imaginative and dreamlike journey of a young man named Stéphane, who struggles to distinguish between his dreams and reality. As he navigates his romantic feelings for his neighbor, his vivid dreams and fantasies begin to blur the line between the two worlds.

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