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, illusion, leukemia, senator, magic, sorcerer, espionage, supernatural, missing person, afterlife, parents and children, good versus evil, intrigue, danger, murder, terminal illness, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, deadly, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, government agency, mysterious character, cons and scams ...
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Harlequin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about mystery, deadly, danger, murder, crimes, supernatural and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Harlequin: In Dreams (1999), The Invisible (2002), Lake Mungo (2008), Paris Belongs to Us (1961), Visitors (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, kidnapping, murder, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, danger, investigation, deadly, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: suspenseful, tense, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, high school, teenage life, family problems, deadly, missing person, ghost, family relations, police investigation, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.2
 14K
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, family life, deadly, mystery, uncover truth, parents and children, supernatural ability, danger, teenage life, paranormal activity, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: realistic, stylized, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: theater, mental illness, new wave, mystery, mysterious character, immigrants, investigation, actor's life, amateur detective, state affairs, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 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: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: sea voyage, sailing, cat, hallucination, mystery, danger, isolation, deadly, ocean or sea, ghost, supernatural, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, uncover truth, investigation, soldier, politics, missing person, intrigue, mystery, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: gothic, atmospheric, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, supernatural, investigation, serial killer, police detective, rivalry, crimes, mystery, danger, hypnosis ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, crimes, mystery, police investigation, investigation, reluctant partners, psychopath, police detective, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, adventure, mystery, special agents, heroes, crimes, state affairs, infidelity, politics, undercover, espionage, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 779
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, in the woods, surveillance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sherlock holmes, jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crime, track down, danger, conspiracy, slasher, private detective, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 872
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, supernatural, pilot, chases and races, memory loss, vengeance, survival, deadly, danger, escapades, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, danger, mysterious character, hidden identity, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, slasher, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, haunted house, seance, couple relations, supernatural ability, master and servant, mystery, mysterious character, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, uncover truth, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 927
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: bleak, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, dream, storm, nightmare, court, manslaughter, shaman, aborigine, sign ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, rebirth, code, car accident, rivalry, couples, gory, deadly, family problems, vengeance, danger, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: missing person, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, mystery, mysterious character, romance, train, fainting, amateur detective ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.9
 598
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: gloomy, realistic, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, protagonist as suspect, city life, crime, mystery, manipulations, witnessing a crime, mysterious character, addiction, estrangement, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, bleak, offbeat, exciting, scary ...
Plot: murder, farm, crimes, adventure, danger, deadly, mentally unstable, chases and races, escapades, cons and scams, supernatural ability, chaos ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, memory loss, mind game, mental illness, rivalry, wizards and magicians, danger, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Girl Hunters (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mickey Spillane plays his own creation, street-thug-turned-PI Mike Hammer, in this 1963 adaptation of his novel. The film opens with Hammer on the downside of a years-long bender, scooped out of the gutter by a bitter cop intent on prying ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, missing person, columnist, rivalry, neo noir, mystery, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, intrigue, danger, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 854K
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, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, psychology, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, afterlife, psychic, death, psychic power, life & death, psychologist, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.3
 717
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, mind bending, psychological, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, mystery, danger, woman in danger, afterlife, village, haunted by the past, solar eclipse, transplant, deadly, showbiz, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, hong kong, europe, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 353
The Scare Hole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, haunted by the past, family problems, mystery, crimes, missing person, woman in danger, danger, mysterious character, family relations, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, starting over, danger, ghost, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 2K
Gemini (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
Style: surreal, realistic, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, vengeance, memory loss, couples, rivalry, crimes, mystery, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 4K
Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for imposing his friendship upon them becomes increasingly ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, deadly, dishonesty, couples, wilderness, missing person, mysterious character, couple relations, road trip, american abroad, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, mind bending, psychological, tense, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, love and romance, crimes, dedicated lawyer, fall in love, mystery, life is a bitch, mysterious character, haunted by the past, legal, uncover truth, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 3K
Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, murder, gory, danger, deadly, youth, mystery, supernatural, college, slasher, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%