Movies like Bug

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Bug (2006)
 6.1
 32K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again - until the first bugs arrive...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, gloomy, serious, intense, enigmatic, art house, cerebral ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, isolated place, motel, insanity, mental illness, addiction, self mutilation, parasite, infected, psychology, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, drifter, mentally unstable, danger, family problems, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa

Most similar movies to Bug

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about obsession, murder, violence, brutality, psychology, storytelling and paranoia mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Bug: Black Swan (2010), Take Shelter (2011), The Tenant (1976), The Machinist (2004), Repulsion (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion, mental illness, psychopath, deadly, crimes, parents and children, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, peru, usa, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.0
 661K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, mental illness, losing-it hero, hallucinations, paranoia, dark fantasy, parents and children, rivalry, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.4
 84K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, nervous breakdown, fear, delusion, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.7
 35K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, split personality, haunted by the past, nervous breakdown, polish, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, torment, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.7
 44K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, repression, delusion, rent, hallucination, loneliness, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, virginity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, danger, couples, couple relations, love and romance, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, swinger couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 109K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, stalker, voyeurism, loner, infidelity, knife, birthday party, theft, undercover, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 34K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, college life, roommate, danger, murder, medication, female psychopath, social relations, woman in danger, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, stalking, secret service, mysterious character, mystery, private detective, danger, investigation, dangerous attraction, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, violent husband, starting over, woman in danger, danger, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 8K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: salesman, destiny, desert, manic, betrayal, business venture, a vision, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 15K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, fatal attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, misfit partners, dealing with death, patient, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 167K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, psycho film ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, obsessed fan, manic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, confined, family problems, danger, vengeance, newlyweds, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, basement, lookalikes, haunted by the past, woman in danger, psychopath, manic, wannabe, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 172K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, scary, macabre, surprise ending ...
Plot: insanity, split personality, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, guilt, haunted house, nightmare, suicide, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, mentally unstable, family relations, danger, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, danger, haunted by the past, family in danger, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual obsession, obsession, extramarital affair, family in danger, danger, dishonesty, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, family problems, terrorizing, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 35K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, psychological, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, danger, dealing with death, couple relations, life & death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 34K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, infidelity, delusion, past, mental patient, misfit, family relations, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, east end london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 9K
Magic Magic (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In remote Chile, a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it's too late.
Style: tense, scary, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, confined, danger, mysterious character, losing-it hero, mind game, countryside, woman in danger, insomnia, mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago de chile, andes mountains ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 68K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: deal, hitman, psychopath, police detective, greed, crime, parents and children, insurance, cons and scams, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 947
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, anti heroes, friendship, deadly, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, danger, small town life, couples, small town, stalking, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly, crimes, driving at night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a boy from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, prostitute, couple relations, unfulfillment, mute or deaf, couples, mental illness, mentally unstable, captivity, golden years, losing-it hero, adult virgin ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 43K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: murder, exterminator, bug, hallucination, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, life is a bitch, crimes, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: incest, lesbian incest, isolation, obsession, murder, violence, widow, power relations, society, social differences, love and romance, master and servant ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%