Movies like The Cell

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The Cell (2000)
 6.3
 91K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, scary, surreal, colourful, disturbing, serious, stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, drowning, torture, psychiatrist, crime, therapist, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, coma, race against time, swat, fbi, psychopath, dreams, imagination, brutality, police investigation, abduction, kidnapping, crimes, missing person, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Cell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, deadly, crimes, psychopath, blood and danger mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Cell: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Gothika (2003), The Last Horror Movie (2003), Cabin by the Lake (2000), Anatomy (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, deadly, killings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 101K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, psycho film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, insanity, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, slasher, mind game, violence spree, woman in danger, deadly, vengeance, split personality, investigation, talking to the camera ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cabin by the Lake (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A screenwriter does research for his new script by actually kidnapping and drowning young girls. He then places them in his "garden" of other dead girls coming back daily to check on them. One girl narrowly escapes and the other bodies are ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, lake or river, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, writer's life, abduction, held captive, missing girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.1
 11K
Anatomy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: university, dissection, amateur detective, slasher, gory, serial killer, woman in danger, deadly, teenage life, crimes, professor, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 206K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, death, cannibalism, psychiatrist, special agents, crime, murder, mental patient, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 6K
Strangeland (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, police detective, vengeance, woman in danger, computers and web, crimes, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, single parent, stalking, computer virus, psychopath, ghost, single mother, magnet ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 18K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, mind game, murder, crimes, protagonist as suspect, danger, dishonesty, deadly, police detective, frame up, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 60K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, fbi, mind game, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, neo noir, profiler ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminal psychologist loses his arm in a car crash, and becomes one of three patients to have their missing limbs replaced by those belonging to an executed serial killer. One of them dies violently, and disturbing occurrences start happening to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: death row, murder, transplant, car accident, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, supernatural, danger, serial killer, slasher, body horror ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, sadistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, abduction, revenge, woman in danger, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 576
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, serial killer, murder, stalking, rivalry, danger, woman in danger, crime, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rapist, serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, kidnapping, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, danger, investigation, deadly, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.4
 19K
Feardotcom (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg, USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With four corpses on his hands, New York City gumshoe Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff) teams with Department of Health worker Terry Huston (Natascha McElhone) to track down a homicidal sadist who telecasts shocking acts of torture on the Internet. But ...
Style: disturbing, scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, doctor, mind game, manipulations, vengeance, race against time, rivalry, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 88K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, inventions and discoveries, video game, cyberspace, technology gone awry, future dystopia, computers and web, danger, hacker, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, murder, danger, patient, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, mystery, mind game, losing-it hero, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.3
 615
Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, student life, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 33K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: rough, sadistic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, psychopath, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, schizophrenia, mannequin, exhibition, dangerous attraction, manic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, obsession, stalking, murder, sadism, sadist, photographer, mind game, woman in danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 30K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mind game, mysterious character, greed, on the run, serial killer, game, survival, plot twist, money, brutality, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 20K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, psychopath, chaos, gory, zombie, apocalypse, vengeance, supernatural, slasher, technology gone awry, violence spree, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 826
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, serial killer, chases and races, doctors and patients, confined, who done it, crimes, slasher, deadly, master criminal, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, dangerous attraction, crime, who done it, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 132K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, master criminal, torture, blood, violence, massacre, race against time, disfigurement, presumed dead, trap, rescue, rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
 43K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, psycho, stolen money, isolation, transvestism, secret, eccentric family, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mimic: Sentinel (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, oxygen, refrigerator, explosion, apartment, smoking, police, fire, woman in danger, isolation, race against time, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: disturbing, realistic, erotic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, mind game, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, danger, woman in danger, police detective, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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