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The Card Player (2004)
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The Card Player (2004)
Original name: Il cartaio
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John Brennan to find out the identity of the murderer.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, disturbing, scary, serious, realistic, silent film, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, murder, police investigation, vengeance, track down, woman in danger, gambling, police, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, mystery, stalking, computers and web, danger, who done it, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, slasher and danger mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The Card Player: Opera (1987), Deep Red (1975), Sleepless (2001), The Killing Gene (2007), The New York Ripper (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, female killer, attempted murder, danger, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 15K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, slasher, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, rivalry, assassination attempt ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.6
 32K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 6K
Sleepless (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, maniac, decapitation, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, police, violence, police investigation, master criminal, chase, introspection, torture, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, human monster, prostitute, blood, mysterious character, mind game, investigation, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, crime, investigation, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, serial killer, danger, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, bra and panties, serial killer, psychopath, kidnapping, woman in danger, tools, violence, black gloves, knife murder, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 9K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, university, chainsaw, danger, psychopath, stalking, woman in danger, killer, college, sex maniac ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, gory, journalism, deadly, amateur detective, danger, woman in danger, teenage life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 21K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, writers, stalking, woman in danger, axe, psychopath, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, new york state, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1990, as a boy, Giulio was chased through the woods by two women after spying on them practicing witchcraft. Now a young film student in Turin, he watches his neighbors in the flats across from his third floor apartment, especially Sasha when ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, supernatural ability, serial killer, voyeurism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The French Sex Murders (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The plot involves the murder of a prostitute in a Paris brothel (run by early 60's sex symbol Anita Ekberg). It's blamed on a jealous client, but the lead detective ("Bogey")suspects otherwise. And when the murders continue after ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, investigation, danger, serial killer, prostitute, decapitation, eiffel tower paris, french giallo, wrongfully committed, vengeance, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 638
The Victim (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ting, an actress for murder illustration is hired to simulate a real-life murder case of Min, a former Miss Thailand who was brutally killed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural power, murder, ghost, serial killer, police investigation, mind game, supernatural, psychopath, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery killer, psychopath, danger, woman in danger, investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, courtroom drama, on the run, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 1K
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, danger, slasher, italian horror, zombie, clergy, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Monaco, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: amateur detective, obsession, murder, serial killer, psychopath, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, sex maniac, vengeance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, venice, europe, italy, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, murder, psychopath, investigation, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, multiple suspects, danger, serial killer, mysterious character, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, violence, obsession, slasher, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, police detective, danger, crime, crimes, protagonist as suspect, slasher ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, scary, suspense ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, crimes, deadly, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, serial murder ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 12K
My Little Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, rivalry, suspicion, mystery, isolation, vengeance, serial killer, deadly, crimes, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 3K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, mystery, track down, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, prostitute, police, murder of a prostitute, woman in danger, amateur detective, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, stalking, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%