Movies like Harlequin

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Harlequin (1980)
 6.2
 1K
Harlequin (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this modern-day version of the Rasputin story, David Hemmings plays an up-and-coming senator, Nick Rast, whose young son is terminally ill with leukaemia. A mysterious faith healer, Gregory Wolfe (Robert Powell), appears and seems to cure the boy. Rast's wife Sandy (Carmen Duncan) falls in love with Wolfe, but the powerful interests behind Rast's career, represented by geriatric monster Doc Wheelan (Broderick Crawford) are less happy with events.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: politics, magic, illusion, leukemia, senator, sorcerer, espionage, supernatural, missing person, afterlife, parents and children, mystery, good versus evil, intrigue, danger, murder, terminal illness, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, deadly, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, government agency, mysterious character ...
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Harlequin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and scary films with plots about deadly, mystery, danger, supernatural, murder, crimes and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Harlequin: The Invisible (2002), Visitors (2003), Lake Mungo (2008), The Dead Will Tell (2004), In Dreams (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Invisible (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenager is assaulted and killed, but returns as a ghost to find his killer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, murder, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, teenage life, coma, missing person, young heroes, mystery, invisibility, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 1K
Visitors (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Georgia Perry, the first woman to sail around the world solo.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: sea voyage, hallucination, sailing, ghost, supernatural, mystery, deadly, isolation, danger, ocean or sea, insanity, cat ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.2
 16K
Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, danger, family life, paranormal activity, mystery, deadly, loss of daughter, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, supernatural, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, kidnapping, supernatural, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, losing-it hero, uncover truth, deadly, mysterious character, afterlife, infidelity, dangerous attraction, supernatural, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, danger, mind game, ghost, psychopath, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 807
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, manipulations, mind game, danger, mystery, haunted by the past, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, manipulation, surveillance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A young woman joins a theatrical troupe where she slowly believes that the director is involved with a secret group and that he is in grave danger.
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, tense, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, theater, new wave, politics, amateur detective, mysterious character, mystery, immigrants, state affairs, actor's life, danger, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 364
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, murder, investigation, mystery, parents and children, crimes, haunted by the past, small town life, small town, strong female presence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 730
Evil Eyes (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On a day of solar eclipse, five year old, Naina, loses her eyesight and her parents in a road accident in London. Twenty years later, she is bestowed with the gift of sight thanks to the marvels of modern science. Her period of darkness is over; or ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, woman in danger, mystery, afterlife, survival, deadly, disability, curses spells and rituals, solar eclipse, transplant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, hong kong, asia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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: serious, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mystery, investigation, police investigation, missing person, murder, mentally unstable, danger, woman in danger, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family in danger, supernatural, murder, mystery, danger, haunted house, ghost, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 5K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, prostitute, obsession, investigation, uncover truth, soldier, missing person, politics, intrigue, state affairs, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, sherlock holmes, serial killer, murder, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, track down, conspiracy, slasher, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1800s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Remake of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920). Shot entirely on green screen. Some exact shots from the 1920 film were superimposed to properly replicate the original. Francis relates the story of traveling magician Dr. Caligari and Cesare. Their ...
Style: surreal, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mad scientist, investigation, police detective, serial killer, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, crimes, hypnosis, manipulations, wizards and magicians, rivalry ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, deadly, special agents, undercover, espionage, dishonesty, government agency, infidelity, politics, state affairs, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 605
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect, deadly, mysterious character, crime, mystery, estrangement, mind game, addiction, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.2
 918
The Survivor (1981)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a 747 crashes shortly after take-off, the sole survivor is the pilot. Virtually unhurt, he and the investigators look for the answers to the disaster. Meanwhile mysterious deaths occur in the community and only a psychic, in touch with the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, ghost, pilot, rivalry, vengeance, chases and races, escapades, deadly, danger, survival, memory loss, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Wave (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: water, murder, lawyer, apocalypse, storm, nightmare, dream, aborigine, manslaughter, court, sign, shaman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 954
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: serious, psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police, stalking, mind game, rivalry, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, who done it, danger, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 3K
The Spiral (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, rebirth, code, car accident, terminal illness, vengeance, danger, couples, gory, supernatural, crimes, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, mysterious character, danger, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The conclusion to The Prophecy Trilogy. Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages on, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all of mankind. The only one ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, autopsy, supernatural, good versus evil, save the world, afterlife, supernatural ability, rivalry, danger, angel, escapades, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking their owners, strange apparitions beginning to ...
Style: offbeat, serious, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: murder, farm, cons and scams, danger, chaos, investigation, supernatural, adventure, crimes, deadly, chases and races, escapades ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shattered Image (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, she is a killer destroyer of men. In another she is the new ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, serious, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, memory loss, wizards and magicians, mental illness, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, mystery, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: supernatural, children, deadly, family in danger, ghost, danger, mentally unstable, siblings relations, dealing with death, family problems, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 878K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, psychology, afterlife, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, death, psychiatrist, psychologist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 305
Between (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nadine, a beautiful lawyer from Chicago, travels alone to Tijuana, Mexico in search of her missing sister. Her investigation presents unsettling encounters leading her on a mind-bender as she attempts to unravel the compelling truth.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: obsessive quest, mystery, missing person, riddles and clues, mind game, crimes, love affair, deadly, missing sister, truth, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 1K
Eternal (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detective Raymond Pope is a detective of questionable morals, searching for his missing wife. His investigation leads him to the wealthy estate of the enigmatic Elizabeth Kane and her young maid Irina. Under Elizabeth's fascinating looks and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, infidelity, murder, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%