Movies like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
 6.4
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Original name: Frankenstein
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized, epic, psychotronic, melancholic ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, immortality, experiment gone awry, rescue, vengeance, mutant, supernatural, deadly creature, reincarnation, danger, science, childbirth, sin, experiment, justice, freak, child birth, creator, torment, escapades, disfigurement, deadly, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: germany, geneva switzerland, swiss alps

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Most similar movies to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychotronic films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, monster and laboratory mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Frankenstein: The True Story (1973), The Fly (1986), Terror of Frankenstein (1977), Frankenstein (1992), Victor Frankenstein (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This much-requested, made-for-TV adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel stars Michael Sarrazin as the creature given life by Victor Frankenstein (Leonard Whiting), who witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: monster, reanimation, murder, scientist, doctor, supernatural, mad scientist, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, reincarnation, danger, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ultimate weapon, claimed to be safe for mankind, produces global side-effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 in Switzerland where he meets Dr. Victor ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly creature, mutant, deadly, save the world, vengeance, destiny, experiment gone awry, betrayal, disorder ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 21st century, 1810s ...
Place: los angeles, switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 153K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mutant, science, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, nightmare, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Terror of Frankenstein (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: obsession, mad scientist, disorder, vengeance, laboratory, supernatural, reincarnation, deadly, escapades, mutant, medical school, figment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.7
 545
Frankenstein (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the early 19th century, Dr. Frankenstein (Patrick Bergin, Sleeping with the Enemy) discovers the secret of life – how to create a perfect man – powerful, intelligent and immune to disease. But something goes wrong in the laboratory and the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: mutant, cloning, countryside, physical appearance, deadly, disorder, reincarnation, supernatural, rivalry, friendship, danger, mad scientist ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dr Simon Helder, sentenced to an insane asylum for crimes against humanity, recognises its director as the brilliant Baron Frankenstein, the man whose work he had been trying to emulate before his imprisonment. Frankenstein utilises Helder's ...
Style: bleak, gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, mental institution, psychopath, experiment gone awry, danger, zombie, supernatural, crimes, deadly creature, violence, murder, frankenstein ...
Time: 19th century, 30s, 1930s, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During WWII, a human heart taken from Dr. Frankenstein's lab and is kept in Japan where it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and eventually becomes an indestuctable humanoid. Later, a ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: frankenstein, world war two, false accusation, monster, scientist, laboratory, mutant, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, rescue, supernatural, mad scientist ...
Time: 60s, year 1945, 1940s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, germany, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, touching, stylized, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, gothic horror, experiment gone awry, frankenstein, experiment, monster, laboratory, friendship, redemption, reanimated corpse, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, london, scotland, england, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Victor Frankenstein, descendant of the infamous scientist, Baron Von Frankenstein, follows in his experimental footsteps. Initially his success involves the resuscitation of a tortoise and progressing onto more ambitious projects, including creating ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, experiment gone awry, vengeance, danger, gory, supernatural, deadly creature, escapades, dangerous attraction, couples, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 21K
The Fly II (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: teleportation, monster, laboratory, mutation, body horror, gore, genetic engineering, human becomes animal, mad scientist, gory, transformation, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 9K
Dracula (1979)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, surreal ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, countryside, vampire human love, gothic horror, supernatural, imaginary, danger, deadly, palaces castles and temples, immortality, village ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1920s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deformed tormented girl drowns herself after her lover is framed for murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein, experimenting with the transfer of souls, places the boy's soul into her body, bringing Christina back to life. Driven by ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, stylized, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, reanimation, revenge, vengeance, disorder, deadly, crimes, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, haunted by the past, vampire human love, manipulations, dark hero, human nature, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, louisiana, usa, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Curse of the Fly (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment, mental institution, laboratory, teleportation, disfigurement, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, danger, human monster, giant insect ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 3K
The Bride (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Sting is Doctor Frankenstein in this remake of the old classic film Bride of Frankenstein. After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, experiment gone awry, laboratory, frankenstein, supernatural, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, zombie, danger, supernatural romance, gothic horror ...
Place: budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Prometheus Project (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young Scientists Elizabeth Burns explores the impact on the human body stem cells. A specific feature of these cells to interact with dead flesh has been subjected to blackmail heroine is forced to continue chilling experiments. Once she recovers ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, laboratory, mad scientist, deadly, deadly creature, gory, supernatural, captivity, frankenstein's monster, hospital, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 21K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, demon, gory, supernatural, heroic mission, deadly creature, space station, master villain, deadly, man versus machine, danger ...
Time: future, 18th century, year 1996, 1780s, 1790s ...
Place: new york, europe, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 2K
The Asphyx (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hugo is a brilliant turn-of-the-century scientist, loved and respected by his family and friends, admired by his colleagues. But he is a man quickly becoming obsessed with a curious and frightening question... what is the mysterious apparition found ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mad scientist, ghost, afterlife, haunted by the past, experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, photograph, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, super soldier, deadly creature, danger, terrorism, deadly, soldier, battles, technology gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 2K
Frankenstein (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America Detective O'Connor is investigating a series of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mad scientist, monster, experiment gone awry, supernatural, obsession, reincarnation, psychopath, mutant, mystery, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mad scientist, murder, transplant, master villain, doctors and patients, serial killer, danger, supernatural, investigation, misfit, mutant, zombie ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, macabre, humorous ...
Plot: laboratory, mad scientist, experiment, transplant, mad doctor, decapitation, surgery, car accident, woman in danger, danger, experiment gone awry, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer.
Style: stylized, gloomy, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, woman in danger, dungeon, kidnapping, opera, gore, gory, music, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1880s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new york, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Five vacationers and two crewmen become stranded on a tropical island near the equator. The island has little edible food for them to use as they try to live in a fungus covered hulk while repairing Kessei's yacht. Eventually they struggle over ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radiation, island, starvation, survival, mutant, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, rescue, danger, isolation, shipwreck, spacecraft ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, blood, immortality, small town, surrealism, deadly, hidden identity, supernatural, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly creature, plague ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, europe, bulgaria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Frankenstein's Granddaughter Maria, and her brother assistant Rudolph, moved to the old west because the lightning storms there are more frequent and intense, which allows them to work on the experiments of their grandfather. But the ...
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, rescue, experiment gone awry, mutant, supernatural, danger, chases and races, rivalry, criminal, outlaw, frankenstein, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, blindness, meteorite, meteor, survival, rescue, save the world, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly creature, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scientist comes to believe that evil is a disease of the blood and that the flesh of a skeleton he has brought back from New Guinea contains it in a pure form. Convinced that his wife, a Folies Bergere dancer who went insane, manifested this evil ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: skeleton, mad scientist, reincarnation, murder, scientist, blood, creature, monster, corpse, good versus evil, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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