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In My Skin (2002)
 6.2
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In My Skin (2002)
Original name: Dans ma peau
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Esther, a self-conscious young woman who works for a public relations firm. One night at a party with her friend Sandrine, Esther wanders into the backyard and stumbles, scratching her leg on a piece of scrap metal. She goes back to the party, and later realizes that her injury is much more severe than she had thought. There's a huge, ugly gouge all the way up her shin, and she's bleeding profusely. She goes to a doctor, who patches her up and tells her she might need a skin graft. But Esther becomes obsessed with the wound. She won't let it heal, sneaking away during work to cut herself. As her leg becomes an ugly scarred mass, she begins to notice a problem with her arm. Before long, she's alienated Vincent and jeopardized her job with her compulsive, self-destructive behavior. But she continues on her grotesque downward spiral.
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, mental illness, insanity, wound, self discovery, career woman, paranoia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, self mutilation, mutilation, leg wound, knife, crimes, doctors and patients, promotion, power relations, female director, gore, vampire, sex, dancing, party, passion, female nudity, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, paris france, japan, middle east, tokyo, lisbon portugal, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and scary films with plots about deadly, obsession, murder, gory, blood, crimes and danger mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like In My Skin: Blind Beast (1969), Nobody Loves Alice (2008), Tiresia (2003), Ab-normal Beauty (2004), Nails (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blind Beast (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind sculptor and his mother kidnap a young woman and use her as a model. In the darkness of an abandoned warehouse, she suffers at the hands of the artist, eventually losing both her sight and her mind as whips give way to knives and knives give ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, s&m, mental illness, destructive relationship, couples, fashion, performer's life, deadly, danger, crimes, model ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, rivalry, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, couples, deadly, gory, obsession, female psychopath, loneliness, woman kills a man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
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Tiresia (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the legend of Tiresias, it tells of a transsexual who is kidnapped by a man and left to die in the woods. She is then saved by a family and receives the gift of telling the future.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: transsexual, prostitute, captivity, obsession, hostage, confined, society, crimes, hostages, kidnapping, illegal immigration, transsexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jiney, an art and photography student, but despite winning an award, she remains unhappy with the work. After photographing the aftermath of a fatal car accident she finds herself obsessed with death. She begins to talk about suicide, and suffers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death wish, obsession, stalker, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, psychopath, gory, deadly, danger, crimes, teenage life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.5
 464
Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: hitman, deadly, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, addiction, masochist, psychopath, gory, self mutilation, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.5
 264
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 33K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, insanity, isolated place, motel, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 114K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, guilt, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, confined, hypnosis, explicit sex, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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43%
 5.9
 224
Zee-Oui (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1946 a young man from China named Zee-Oui immigrated to Thailand in hope of a better life. His only possession was the knife inherited from his mother. However, everything did not turn out as he had thought. He was bullied and humiliated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, child killer, mental illness, society, immigrants, cannibalism, journalism, countryside, village
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 9K
Magic (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: alter ego, mental illness, rise and fall, toys, split personality, telepathy, objects come to life, deadly, couple relations, childhood sweetheart, ventriloquist, mind game ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, losing-it hero, split personality, serial killer, misfit, drug dealing, psychopath, crimes, mysterious character, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 37K
Inside (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, scary, brutal ...
Plot: gore, woman in danger, pregnancy, danger, blood, murder, female psychopath, child in peril, female protagonist, female killer, cat, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 798
Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, unfulfilled love, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, deadly, mentally unstable, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 1K
Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, isolation, mental illness, losing-it hero, hospital, hypnosis, doctor, mind game, mental institution, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 973
Mad Cowgirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, who is dying of a brain disorder, begins a surreal journey which descends into violence.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, sex addict, crimes, gory, losing-it hero, martial arts, siblings relations, tv show, family relations, hallucination, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Supper (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon who excels at his job hides a dark secret in THE LAST SUPPER. After finally succumbing to his desire to taste human flesh, the surgeon soon finds himself addicted to the taste of his patients' skin, which leads him to discover ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, restaurant, obsession, gory, crimes, supernatural, deadly, cooking and food, cannibalism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chef, wedding day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 24K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, infidelity, graphic violence, murder, police, breakdown, monster, gore, affair, teacher, domestic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 1K
Face (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lee Hyun-min, who works reconstructing faces from skull, quits his work in a institute to stay with his Beta-allergic daughter Jin that was submitted to a transplant of heart by the specialist Dr. Yoon. The newcomer researcher to the institute Jung ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, ghost, supernatural, danger, police investigation, psychopath, prostitute, race against time, vampire, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.3
 40K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, family relations, gynecologist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 22K
American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, torture, plastic surgery, rape, gory, physical appearance, nightclub, stripper, twins, brutality, doctors, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 905
A New Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 2002 French experimental film directed by Philippe Grandrieux and starring Zachary Knighton and Anna Mouglalis. The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, exciting, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, society, obsession, destructive relationship, social decay, voyeurism, sexual relations, starting over, dancer's life, couples, nihilism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, new york, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 4K
Dark Touch (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Niamh is the lone survivor of a bloody massacre after the furniture and objects in her family’s isolated house take on a monstrous life of their own. The police ignore her wild stories and the family friends and social worker who take her in try ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: house fire, supernatural, nobody believes, confined, uncontrollable, gory, isolation, deadly, danger, loss of parent, death of parent, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.3
 187
Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, deadly, crimes, danger, sexual relations, gory, couples, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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China White Serpentine (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, obsession, life is a bitch, supernatural, survival, drug abuse, addiction, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 71K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, torture, sadism, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, desire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Addiction (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, addiction, blood, violence, university, philosophy, drug abuse, obsession, life is a bitch, human nature, supernatural, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 1K
Faust 5.0 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On his way to a medical convention, Dr Fausto runs into a man who claims the Doctor removed his stomach eight years ago in a surgical operation. Against all odds, he is still alive. The man turns up repeatedly and promises Fausto to make all his ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: terminal illness, doctors and patients, couples, desire, doctor, wish come true, fall in love, murder, prostitute, party, male nudity, loud music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 191K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, dark fantasy, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: twists & turns, mad scientist, gender bending, isolation, rape, sexual perversion, physical appearance, obsession, insanity, vengeance, plastic surgery, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 673
Snuff-Movie (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later he directs his own snuff inspired movies. He invites actors ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: bondage, obsession, psychopath, danger, deadly, filmmaking, gory, haunted by the past, murder, voyeurism, estate, hanging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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