Movies like Epidemic 1987

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Epidemic (1987)
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Epidemic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). Co-written by Niels Vørsel, the film focuses on the screenwriting process. Vørsel and von Trier play themselves, coming up with a last-minute script for a producer. This story is intercut with scenes from the film they write, in which von Trier plays a renegade doctor trying to cure a modern-day epidemic. In an ironic twist, the doctor discovers that he himself has been spreading the virus.
Style: psychological, cynical, stylized, scary, tense, offbeat, mind bending, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: plague, save the world, filmmaking, film within a film, morgue, obsession, apocalypse, dark humor, partners, obsessive quest, danger, chaos, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, catastrophe, male nudity, post punk
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe

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Most similar movies to Epidemic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, gory, obsession, chaos and escapades mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Epidemic: Possessed (1999), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Spiral (2000), 13/13/13 (2013), Days of Darkness (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Possessed (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in Copenhagen from a plane from Romania. Shortly after the power is lost in the whole city.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: deadly virus, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, society, supernatural, life is a bitch, danger, plague, chaos, possessed, hospital, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: romania, denmark, europe
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Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, gothic horror, dark ...
Plot: obsession, vampire, film within a film, dracula, megalomaniac, escapades, human nature, artists and showbiz, imaginary, filmmaker, palaces castles and temples, gory ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, czechoslovakia, eastern europe
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94%
Edgar Allan Poe's the Black Cat (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark Ravenna, a famous Italian horror film director, sets out to script his latest film entitled 'Suspiria : De Profundis'. His film is based on Dario ArgentoÆs 'Suspiria' and 'Inferno' and deals with the story of ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, filmmaking, cat, witch, deadly, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, gory, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tyge Murdock, a successful director of low-budget horror films, has been chasing monsters his whole life. When an actor is accidentally killed on the set of his latest production, Tyge returns to his hometown to reassess his life. But all new ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, mentally unstable, rivalry, deadly, danger, filmmaking, captivity, homecoming, isolation, gory, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, curse, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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77%
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13/13/13 (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's the 13th month of the 13th year of the new millennium.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: apocalypse, insanity, demon, plague, chaos, danger, deadly, death, crazy, blood splatter, chaos and mayhem, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Days of Darkness (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there's bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, serious
Plot: plague, zombie, deadly creature, survival, danger, supernatural, chaos, deadly, rescue, gory, apocalypse, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Edges of Darkness (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three interconnected tales of terror set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, scary, serious, exciting ...
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, chaos, future dystopia, addiction, obsession, undead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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75%
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Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a face-off against two of the most evil supernatural forces: vampires fueled by bloodlust and zombies who've come back from the dead to prey on the living. The two camps are bent on proving their superiority, so it's a race to ...
Style: serious, scary, exciting, feel good, tense ...
Plot: vampire, chaos, good versus evil, imaginary, save the world, supernatural, zombie, save the day, rivalry, deadly, obsessive quest, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, sexual perversion, perversion, monster, supernatural, family problems, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Variola Vera (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The subject of the film is the 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia, more specifically the events related to the epidemic and the subsequent quarantine at Belgrade's General Hospital. The film follows the journey of a Kosovar pilgrim on his ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: plague, hospital, terminal illness, deadly, danger, race against time, chases and races, life is a bitch, isolation, doctors and patients, chaos, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: deal with the devil, manipulations, mystery, rivalry, danger, escapades, supernatural, manipulation, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, aging, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Gerber Syndrome: il contagio (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Gerber's Syndrome is an contagious viral disease that was discovered in Germany in 2008 and spread all over the world. It is extremely contagious, fast spreading, and deadly. This syndrome is very difficult to spot, because it's like a ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: terminal illness, plague, danger, deadly, deadly virus, vaccine, society, life is a bitch, virus, found footage, pandemic
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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: psychological, scary, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, insanity, cruelty, violence, explicit sex, guilt, brutality, death, isolation, obsession, motherhood, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Rhinoceros Eyes (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rhinoceros Eyes is a fantastical coming-of-age story revolving around Chep, a young, reclusive prop-house employee who falls in love with a detail-obsessed movie production designer named Fran. Fran's need for authentic props sends Chep to ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, psychological, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, obsession, impossible love, mental illness, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, misfit, recluse, artists and showbiz, social misfits, dull life, filmmaking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Don't Look Up (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the set of a dark war time drama at an old movie studio, a young director, Toshio Murai (Yanagi), is trying to complete his debut film. The two starring actresses, Hitomi Kurokawa and Saori Murakami, play sisters in his film. Murai has a crush on ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, film within a film, filmmaking, ghost, mystery, artists and showbiz, danger, graphic violence, obsession, uncover truth, introspection, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 416
Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, prostitute, pimp, sex show, therapy, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Holocaust 2000 (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive in charge of a nuclear power plant in the Mid-East must stop his son-- who turns out to be the Anti Christ -- from blowing it up.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, save the world, good versus evil, danger, religions or cults, chaos, nightmare comes true, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Slime People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, tense, psychotronic
Plot: survival, mutant, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural, save the world, danger, heroes, chaos, battles, apocalypse, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, california
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53%
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Dracula (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is one the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is infected with syphilis and therefore cannot consummate ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, unfulfilled love, supernatural, mysterious character, couples, terminal illness, couple relations, chaos, danger, betrayal, supernatural ability ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, transylvania, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, immortality, blood, small town, surrealism, deadly, supernatural, danger, hidden identity, deadly creature, plague, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, bulgaria, europe, black sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dead Within (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set six months after a deadly outbreak has all but ended the human race, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin and never opening the door. Now they don’t have a choice. Starved for resources, they must confront ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: infection, isolation, zombie, survival, plague, danger, couple relations, supernatural, apocalypse, domestic disturbance, deadly, outburst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, danger, couple relations, couples, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, obsession, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, supernatural, drug abuse, survival, addiction, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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49%
Exit Humanity (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A decade after the American Civil War, Edward Young returns home from a hunting trip to find a horrific reanimation of his wife and that their son Adam has disappeared. He must battle his way through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: zombie, survival, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, danger, good versus evil, life is a bitch, escapades, deadly, supernatural, chaos, gory ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bridgend (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Over a 5-year period in Bridgend in Wales, 79 people, many of them teenagers, committed suicide without leaving any clue as to why. This is the starting point for this mysterious social drama.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: suicide, small town, teenage life, teenage love, police investigation, under the surface, parents and children, danger, youth, society, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
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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, filmmaking, gory, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, murder, estate, voyeurism, hanging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a British sound technician is brought to Italy to work on the sound effects for a gruesome horror film. His nightmarish task slowly takes over his psyche, driving him to confront his own past.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, workplace situations, hysteria, workplace, actress, movie studio, torture, kitchen knife, vegetable, screaming, casting couch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Capital dos Mortos 2: Mundo Morto (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Five years after the events of "The Capital of the Dead", Lucas joins forces with the traumatized Denise. Together they attempt to keep their sanity while fighting off the undead in a world where zombies are not the most dangerous beings.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, undead, apocalypse, walking dead, vestiges of humanity, survival, death, future dystopia, escapades, cannibalism, killings ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
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45%