Movies like Harlequin

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Harlequin (1980)
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Harlequin (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, psychotronic
Plot: politics, magic, illusion, leukemia, senator, sorcerer, espionage, supernatural, missing person, afterlife, parents and children, mystery, good versus evil, intrigue, murder, danger, terminal illness, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, deadly, head of state, rivalry, woman in danger, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
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, scary and psychological films with plots about supernatural, deadly, danger, mystery, supernatural ability, ghost and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Harlequin: Visitors (2003), Lake Mungo (2008), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003), The Watch (2008), Mystics in Bali (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, tense ...
Plot: hallucination, sea voyage, sailing, ghost, mystery, supernatural, isolation, deadly, danger, ocean or sea, ocean, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
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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, deadly, mystery, parents and children, drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, losing-it hero, uncover truth, deadly, supernatural, mysterious character, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
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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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Mystics in Bali (1981)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a Penanggalan; a flying vampire with internal organs hanging from her ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal, scary, tense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, save the lady, power relations, deal with the devil, save the day, danger, good versus evil, deadly, folklore, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: indonesia, asia, bali
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, crimes, danger, supernatural, revenge, deadly, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, abandoned house, vengeful ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 757
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, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, woman in danger, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, survival, afterlife, disability, deadly, destiny, curses spells and rituals, transplant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, hong kong, england, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Black Rainbow (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, mind bending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, father daughter relationship, crimes, mystery, danger, crime, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, woman in danger, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, investigation, obsession, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, manipulations, mind game, supernatural, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, montreal, venice, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, split personality, deadly, danger, mental illness, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision, curse ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Dead One (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trapped between the living and the dead, Diego de la Muerte fights to rescue his soul from the evil god of death that controls him. But a bigger battle awaits him when the Aztec god demands the soul of Maria, the girlfriend Diego left behind.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: good versus evil, ghost, curses spells and rituals, rescue, introspection, danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, destiny, sacrifice ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Glow (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newly-wed NYC couple move into a low-rent luxury apartment only to be harassed by cryptic elderly neighbors. Matt (Dean Cain) and Jackie (Portia de Rossi) are living in NYC, brimming with that certain "glow" all newly-weds possess. They ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: supernatural, mystery, couples, murder, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, deadly, golden years, pregnancy, disappearance, neighbor, young couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, air disaster, pilot, deadly, chases and races, escapades, danger, rivalry, catastrophe, memory loss, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
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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, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, deadly, dishonesty, mysterious character, couples, missing person, wilderness, couple relations, road trip, american abroad, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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56%
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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, tense ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Unborn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on an urban legend that became the talk of the town in the year 2000. The story begins when Por wakes up in hospital, after being brutally beaten by a drug dealer, to find herself going to give birth. Frightened and confused, Por ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, surreal
Plot: hospital, supernatural, mystery, mysterious character, ghost, afterlife, woman in danger, memory loss, family problems, deadly, supernatural ability, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, mystery, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: mad scientist, wizards and magicians, mystery, investigation, crimes, manipulations, police detective, rivalry, supernatural ability, serial killer, danger, manipulation ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the darkly phantasmagorical world of the carnival magician and sideshow hypnotist, the gruesome "illusions" of Montag the Magnificent are unique in that they seem to become retroactive reality long after the the tricks are done. Is it ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, mystery, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, obsession, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
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53%
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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: slasher, student life, gory, murder, danger, youth, mystery, supernatural, deadly, college, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, autopsy, afterlife, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, danger, rivalry, angel, jumping through a window, genocide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
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Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 743
Ghost Son (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Ghost Son" takes place in South Africa. A married couple Stacey and Mark live on the farm with their black teenage maid. Mark and Stacey love each other deeply. Unfortunately Mark dies in a tragic truck accident.Stacey returns to the farm ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, mystery, family in danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, pregnancy, life is a bitch, single parent, parents and children, uncover truth, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, twists and turns, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, family in danger, murder, danger, mystery, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
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The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, missing person, suicide, secret, child abuse, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, mind game, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
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Crush (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Julian is perfectly happy in his relationship with the pretty blond Clare. That is, until he meets Anna, a dark-haired, bikini-clad beauty who he encounters while he is house-sitting. Passion reigns in their relationship, and soon Julian learns that ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, obsession, mysterious character, teenage life, femme fatale, stalking, crimes, power relations, couples, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Village of Shadows (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: village, danger, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, buddies, estrangement, missing person, survival, trapped, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, nanny, family problems, parents and children, danger, mind game, suburbs, isolation, obsession, ghost, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
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The Attic (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emma has a strong aversion towards her family’s new house, especially the attic. After moving in, she becomes miserable and reclusive. The rest of her family also seems unhappy and unsettled. The situation escalates one day when Emma is in the ...
Style: psychological, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, attic, haunted house, family in danger, murder, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, woman in danger, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, deadly, family in danger, siblings relations, family problems, danger, mentally unstable, dealing with death, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%