Movies like The Cell

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The Cell (2000)
 6.4
 96K
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: surreal, psychological, scary, serious, stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, disturbing, colourful ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, graphic violence, race against time, woman in danger, swat, surrealism, investigation, fbi, psychopath, coma, torture, crimes, crime, missing person, track down, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california

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Most similar movies to The Cell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about deadly, crimes, serial killer, murder, danger, psychopath and mind game mostly in Thriller, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Cell: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Gothika (2003), Mindhunters (2004), The Last Horror Movie (2003), Altered States (1980). 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: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, investigation, maniac, cannibalism, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 107K
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: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 58K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, trap, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, law enforcement, murder, unknown killer, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 32K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, psychedelic, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, africa, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
41%
 4.2
 849
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, mental illness, murder, slasher, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, police, supernatural, apocalypse, crimes, plague, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, danger, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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128
surrealism movies
3501
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fbi
981
 6.1
 12K
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: medical school, university, dissection, amateur detective, slasher, gory, serial killer, woman in danger, teenage life, deadly, crimes, professor ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, rivalry, crimes, slasher, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, cult film, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
.com for Murder (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a possible killer in an Internet chatroom. She and her ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, amateur detective, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, mentally unstable, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychopath, held captive, crimes, danger, lake or river, writer's life, deadly, river, abduction, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 6.8
 94K
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, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, future dystopia, danger, inventions and discoveries, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 7K
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, mental institution, police detective, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, computers and web, woman in danger, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 2K
Headspace (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man (Christopher Denham) must use his newfound intellect to stop a brutal series of murders.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, intelligence, gory, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, computer virus, psychopath, single parent, stalking, ghost, dog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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526
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7969
torture movies
3948
 6.0
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, psychopath, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, slasher, brutality, violent, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.8
 3K
The Cell 2 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim! Now ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, exciting, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychic, amnesia, police detective, psychopath, mind game, supernatural, deadly, slasher, life is a bitch, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, mind game, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, journalism, stalking, danger, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 66K
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, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, neo noir, fbi, mind game, profiler, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, baltimore, st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 5K
Devil's Gate (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the small town of Devil's Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff search for answers. Partnering with a deputy , they track down ...
Style: colourful, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: fbi, fbi agent, missing person, police investigation, supernatural, danger, threat, crimes, brutality, escapades, mind game, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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13318
crime movies
5920
 5.9
 141K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, trap, master criminal, deathtrap, rescue, race against time, violence, serial killer, survival, game, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: police investigation, death row, murder, transplant, mind game, vengeance, supernatural, danger, serial killer, car accident, slasher, body horror ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 84K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, cult film, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, investigation, bdsm, tv show, mind game, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 4.6
 46K
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, split personality, murder, motel, psycho, stolen money, eccentric family, parents and children, isolation, crimes, secret, stabbed to death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 15K
Nightwatch (1994)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, macabre, ironic, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, night watchman, bet, crimes, danger, perversion, murder, student, false accusation, slasher, morgue, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nine short tales of horror filmed by various directors are presented together in one chilling volume, featuring enough killers, psychopaths and supernatural demons to satisfy the most demanding fans of human perversity and madness. Featured titles ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly, danger, gory, split personality, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear, graphic violence, dungeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%