Movies like Heart of Midnight

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Heart of Midnight (1988)
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Heart of Midnight (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate the venue, but, in the process, uncovers dark secrets about the club and her dead relative. After a series of disturbing events, Carol becomes increasingly unstable, but she finds some measure of comfort in Sharpe, an enigmatic older detective.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: nightclub, police, sex, crimes, battles, life is a bitch, mental illness, mentally unstable, family problems, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, secret, club, rape, incest, pedophile, blonde, female nudity, rapist, bondage, singing, female protagonist, voyeurism, nude girl ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Heart of Midnight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and realistic films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, danger, mystery, female nudity and mental illness mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Heart of Midnight: Special Effects (1984), Hidden (2009), Tattoo (1981), The Attic (1980), The Wisher (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Special Effects (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Reality and illusion collide in this thriller about a megalomaniacal movie director who murders a young would-be actress, then sets about making a feature about the deed, casting the dead woman's clueless husband as the patsy, and finding a ...
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, scary, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, mind game, dishonesty, deadly, crime, mystery, crimes, artists and showbiz, model, movie business, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: 80s
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95%
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Hidden (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Painful memories arise when Kai Koss inherits his dead mother's house and goes back to his childhood home after 19 years.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: house, dead mother, mental illness, haunted by the past, homecoming, parents and children, in the woods, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, deadly, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 623
Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, obsession, tattoo, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, woman in danger, voyeurism, bondage, confined, tattoo artist, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.7
 550
The Attic (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at altar. She fantasizes his death and finds joy only with her pet monkey. When the monkey disappears, a shocking past is revealed.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: pets, couples, family life, adult virgin, deadly, murder, attic, disability, mystery, family relations, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Wisher (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mary is a horror-movie junkie whose obsession is out of control, leading her over-protective father to ban her from seeing scary flicks. But when she and her friends sneak out to see a film called The Wisher, its creepy antagonist seems to escape ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly, gory, crimes, slasher, best friends, serial killer, supernatural, youth, danger, obsession, ghost, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 248
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: ghost, afterlife, golden years, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, supernatural, power relations, haunted by the past, mental illness, danger, master and servant, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 378
Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Patrick stars as a private investigator traumatized by his father's suicide who goes undercover in a mental institution to uncover the murderer of his psychiatrist.
Style: rough, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, doctors and patients, mental institution, mental illness, power relations, law enforcement, mentally unstable, hospital, deadly, dishonesty, cons and scams, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, basement, lookalikes, manipulations, haunted by the past, psychopath, wannabe, manic, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Killing Kind (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides ...
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, strong sexual content, deadly, gory, sexual abuse, vengeance, serial killer, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, violence spree, hotel ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Girls Against Boys (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of bad experiences with men, Shae teams up with her co-worker, Lu, who has a simple, deadly way of dealing with the opposite sex.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: battle of the sexes, crimes, violence spree, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, mass murderer, rape and revenge, feminism, bar, blood, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 847
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, tense, realistic ...
Plot: best friends, haunted by the past, friends, murder, voyeurism, deadly, gory, disorder, losing-it hero, life turned upside down, latex gloves, bed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 7K
Fear (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, murder, maniac, serial killer, mental illness, knife murder, confined, crime, criminal heroes, violence spree, dehumanization ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 671
Blind Date (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, slasher, disability, psychopath, beach, taxi, deadly, law enforcement, crime, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Act of Vengeance (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of women who have all been attacked by the same hockey mask wearing rapist, get no help from the police. So they ban together to form a vigilante group called "The Rape Squad", and set about going after the local scum.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic
Plot: mask, pimp, sex, rape, revenge, violence, murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, mind bending, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, drug dealing, danger, mystery, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, crimes, mysterious character, woman in danger, hospital, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 591
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, psychological, mind bending, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, manipulations, witnessing a crime, mystery, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, addiction, dishonesty, deadly, mental illness, police detective, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 327K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, mysterious character, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Strange Circus (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.
Style: mind bending, disturbing, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: incest, school, prostitute, child abuse, sexual abuse, innocence lost, mentally unstable, crimes, writer's life, mystery, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.4
 542
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, psychopath, ghost, deadly, couples, doctors and patients, dangerous attraction, hospital, woman in danger, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 931
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: serious, psychological, mind bending, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, anti heroes, friendship, deadly, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, rapist, pervert, sister, creep, knife murder, crimes, mute or deaf, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.8
 396
Phobia (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, hospital, psychiatrist, wrongfully committed, crimes, mystery, who done it, doctors and patients, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, terrorism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 2K
Scissors (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries to help her over the attack, but when she is invited to a ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: twins, neo noir, stalking, repression, mind game, strong sexual content, woman in danger, danger, mental illness, mysterious character, mystery, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.5
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The Invitation (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Invitation, a 2003 movie starring Lance Henriksen. When an author invites his friends to his home on a private island, the guests realize they've been poisoned at dinner. The only way to receive the antidote from their twisted host will be ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: danger, redemption, self discovery, deadly, mind game, guilt, secret, hallucination, island, antidote, revenge, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, afterlife, family problems, death in the family, woman in danger, family in danger, family relations, master and servant, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 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, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, haunted by the past, family problems, crimes, mystery, family relations, mysterious character, missing person, woman in danger, danger, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 425
Dark Honeymoon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dark Honeymoon follows a man who marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon, on the Pacific coast, terrible truths unfold as those around them die mysterious deaths.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: couples, deadly, danger, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, dangerous attraction, serial killer, slasher, bra, corpse, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, crimes, deadly, isolation, haunted by the past, elderly man, digging, corpse, strangulation, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, religious, prayer, small town, gory, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, crimes, danger, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Manhattan socialite begins to fear for her troubled younger brother when he starts behaving bizarrely and he seems to have been friends with a backstreet murderer.
Style: realistic, mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, possession, supernatural ability, missing person, losing-it hero, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york, morocco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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