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In My Skin (2002)
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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: disturbing, psychological, scary, rough, suspenseful, sexy, macabre, heartbreaking, bloody, dark ...
Plot: self mutilation, obsession, mental illness, wound, mutilation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, insanity, self discovery, body horror, skin, paranoia, career woman, anger, pain, suffering, maniac, ghost, bdsm, mental disorder, depression, torture, suicide, perversion, gender, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, rome italy, paris france, 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, crimes, murder, danger, blood and female nudity mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like In My Skin: Eat (2014), Blind Beast (1969), Nobody Loves Alice (2008), Magic (1978), Nails (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Eat (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Novella McClure is like most struggling actresses in Los Angeles: she's in her early 30s, her fake name sounded cooler ten years ago, and she hasn't landed a role in three years. To top it all off, she's developed a disturbing habit ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: self harm, mutilation, cannibal, body horror, depression, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, male female relationship, self mutilation, recluse, violence ...
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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: disturbing, erotic, surreal, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: blind man, bondage, sexploitation, kidnapping, s&m, surrealism, dismemberment, sex, escape attempt, captive woman, model, mental disorder ...
Time: 60s
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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: slasher, serious, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, couples, vengeance, infidelity, obsession, woman kills a man, violence, murder, female psychopath, loneliness, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ventriloquist, evil doll, alter ego, ventriloquist dummy, toys, mental illness, split personality, rise and fall, objects come to life, couple relations, magic, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.4
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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, surreal, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: hitman, psychopath, masochist, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, self mutilation, murder, violence, surrealism, strong violent content, kgb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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30%
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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, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, prostitute, transsexuality, captivity, obsession, crimes, confined, society, hostage, illegal immigration, sex, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, cannibalism, child killer, mental illness, society, immigrants, empire, journalism, village, countryside, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, china, asia
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Pretty Dead (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: After killing and cannibalizing several men and being found unfit for trial, Regina Stevens desperately tried to convince her psychiatric caregivers that she wasn't mentally ill, but was in fact slowly becoming a real life zombie.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, found footage, mental illness, parasite, doctors and patients, custody, mental institution, suicide attempt, woman in danger, supernatural power, society, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, mind bending, macabre ...
Plot: paranoia, conspiracy theory, insanity, mental illness, psychosis, obsession, addiction, couples, losing-it hero, delusion, psychology, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: stalker, death wish, obsession, sexual abuse, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, haunted by the past, teenage life, art student, art class, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
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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, dark, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, amputation, stripper, rape, plastic surgery, revenge, surgery, rape and revenge, doctors, brutality, sexual perversion, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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28%
 7.3
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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: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, monster, surrealism, hysteria, occult, serial killer, existentialism, sex, bdsm, insanity, supernatural power, dysfunctional couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, poland, east germany ...
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28%
 7.2
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Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, insanity, body horror, obsession, drug addiction, identical twins, addiction, mistaken identity, mental illness, gynecologist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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27%
 6.7
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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: disturbing, brutal, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: pregnancy, survival, violent, female psychopath, woman in danger, insanity, torture, serial killer, home invasion, kidnapping, revenge, murder ...
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Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
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Plot: doctor, mental institution, mysterious character, supernatural, hypnosis, losing-it hero, mental illness, isolation, mind game, hospital, patient, psychiatric ward ...
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Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, South Korea
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, macabre, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, femme fatale, sadism, murder, sadistic horror, psychopath, serial killer, obsession, violence, violent, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, scary, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, psychopath, femme fatale, split personality, mysterious character, serial killer, losing-it hero, misfit, mystery, mentally unstable, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, crimes, sex addict, tv show, siblings relations, losing-it hero, family relations, schizophrenia, hallucination, murder, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, riddles and clues, couples, breakup, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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26%
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A New Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Bulgaria
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, tense, exciting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, social decay, society, prostitute, destructive relationship, nihilism, couples, starting over, dancer's life, sexual relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, new york, europe, france
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25%
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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, serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, ghost, murder, psychopath, police investigation, supernatural, transplant, mystery, law enforcement, vampire, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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25%
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Boogeyman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
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Requiem (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michaela, an epileptic, enrolls in college to study education. She goes off her medication and soon begins hearing voices and seeing apparitions that tell her to avoid religious objects, although she is devoutly Roman Catholic. One priest scoffs at ...
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, addiction, sexual relations, couples, drugs, death, gay, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Style: psychological, scary, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, supernatural, secrets, demon, obsession, insanity, psychology, mental disorder, monster, unlikely friendships, lonely ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, obsession, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couples, survival, life is a bitch, supernatural, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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