Movies like The Cure

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The Cure (1997)
 7.4
 12K
The Cure (1997)
Original name: キュア
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary, neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: investigation, hypnosis, serial killer, murder, hallucination, mind control, amnesia, police detective, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery, mind game, mysterious character, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, suspect, mysticism, murder mystery, prostitute, mental institution, hotel, junkyard, interview ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan

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Most similar movies to The Cure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, police investigation, serial killer and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Cure: Suspect Zero (2004), Retribution (2006), Gozu (2003), Gothika (2003), Occult (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, profiler, law enforcement, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 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, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, track down, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.0
 12K
Gozu (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, murder, obsession, hitman, mental illness, deadly, danger, mission of murder, hotel, restaurant, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 110K
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, mystery, investigation, serial killer, mental institution, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.5
 1K
Occult (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, deadly, mystery, parallel world, murder, danger, suspicion, camera, stabbing, found footage, alternate dimension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, crime, police detective, police investigation, mountain, ritual, corpse, crimes, faked death, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightmare, serial killer, supernatural, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, danger, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 69K
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: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, fbi, mind game, profiler, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, florida, baltimore, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, supernatural, race against time, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Close Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: hypnosis, mystery, serial killer, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, manipulations, amateur detective, crime, manipulation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 14K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 9K
Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural, crime, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 2K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, who done it, afterlife, murder, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, disturbing, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, mind game, investigation, crimes, crime, dangerous attraction, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 5K
Like Minds (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A forensic psychologist must determine if a minor should be charged with murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, who done it, mysterious character, danger, psychopath, youth, teenage life, school, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, investigation, mind game, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.3
 17K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crime, crimes, manipulation, mysterious character, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 35K
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, manic, mysterious character, crimes, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, lebanon, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.6
 1.5M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, mind game, police investigation, crime, master criminal, police detective, psychology, insanity, police, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 2K
Seance (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, family problems, supernatural ability, supernatural, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, unlikely criminals, crimes, missing child, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 492K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, paranoia, maniac, crime, uncover truth, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.7
 5K
The Lodger (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, murder, mind game, mysterious character, mental patient, mystery, haunted by the past, psychopath, insanity, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, crimes, mystery, mind game, gory, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 8K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, manipulation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 37K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, videotaping, snuff, serial killer, research, theft, sadism, video tape, thesis, perversion, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, desert, police investigation, mind game, mystery, crimes, on the run, dishonesty, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, interrogation, murder mystery, purgatory, afterlife, existentialism, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%