Darren Aronofsky is, in a way or another, a genius of cinematic storytelling. He chooses his themes and characters with care and delicacy, only to throw them into disturbing, dark and controversial situations to provoke the audience’s psychological. In “Requiem For A Dream”, he analyses the nature and extent of obsession and dependency, and through a couple and a lonely mother who drown their fears and disappointments into drugs, he gives the world an incredibly unique psychological drama never seen before.
The fast short cut montages, the split-screens, the long tracking shots and the intense close-ups contribute to the concrete style of this film which enhances the chaos, hallucination and isolation of the character’s lives. If you have the guts to dive into this complicated world, here’s a list of movies similar to Requiem For A Dream that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Requiem For A Dream on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
This movie is an interesting and intriguing psychological thriller that takes a little science-fiction into its story to make the imaginary become possible. It tell us that to change the past, one must sacrifice aspects of it, and that with every action comes a consequence. Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) has suffered from various traumas during his childhood that have made him frequently black out during the years. At 20 years of age, he discovers the ability to travel back in time through his teenage diaries and decides to attempt giving himself and his friends a better present, by changing the events of the past. However, he soon realises that the alternate futures are simply burying everybody into worse situations.