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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family problems, haunted by the past, rape, female protagonist, hallucination, crimes, battles, mystery, deadly, secret, club, sex, incest, pedophile, blonde, female nudity, rapist, nude, psychological drama, bondage ...
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 serious, suspenseful, psychological and scary films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, female nudity, danger, haunted by the past and mentally unstable mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Heart of Midnight: Tattoo (1981), Hidden (2009), Inheritance (2004), Special Effects (1984), Gut (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, tattoo, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, mentally unstable, danger, voyeurism, graphic violence, bondage, woman in danger, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
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100%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: house, dead mother, life is a bitch, homecoming, mental illness, death in the family, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, family problems, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 271
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, danger, mentally unstable, golden years, curses spells and rituals, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, deadly, mystery, crime, artists and showbiz, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, model, movie business, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3.8
 903
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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, best friends, losing-it hero, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
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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: neo noir, atmospheric, surprise ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: twins, mystery, crimes, woman in danger, mind game, mysterious character, losing-it hero, mental illness, attempted rape, psychoanalysis, female protagonist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Breaking at the Edge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A pregnant woman fears for her unborn child's life if she doesn't avenge a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, couples, couple relations, mental illness, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, female protagonist, pregnant wife, profanity, sexual content, unfulfillment, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.1
 356
Of Silence (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ailing former scuba diver, who faces extremely tough times, begins experiencing otherworldly incidents.
Style: tense, mind bending, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mentally unstable, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, dealing with death, scuba diver, unfulfillment, misplaced guilt, indoor, birthday party, visual hallucination, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, professor, police, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, pill ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: scary, serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, afterlife, witness, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 716
The Garden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A troubled young boy and his father on a road trip stumble upon a rural farm where the elderly owner has sinister plans for the both of them involving witchcraft and evil.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, futuristic
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, gory, parents and children, haunted by the past, countryside, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, deadly, mental institution, alcohol abuse, farm ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, isolation, haunted by the past, estate, mentally unstable, deadly, danger, uncover truth, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, danger, drug dealing, deadly, split personality, mind game, psychopath, mystery, crimes, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, misandry, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, rivalry, female friendship, vigilantism, rape, mass murderer, serial killer, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Uninvited Guest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? Félix, an architect who has just split up with his girl-friend and inhabits a huge ...
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surreal ...
Plot: crimes, domestic disturbance, architect, paranoia, intruder, danger, mystery, missing person, deadly, family problems, telephone call, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
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Fear (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 87 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: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: dehumanization, psychopath, danger, mental illness, serial killer, isolation, haunted by the past, violence spree, confined, criminal heroes, murder, crazy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: doctor, mysterious character, supernatural, isolation, mental illness, losing-it hero, hospital, hypnosis, mind game, mental institution, missing person, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, deadly, anti heroes, friendship, anti hero, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Seven Days to Live (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A grieving woman suffers terrifying visions of her own demise after she and her husband move into a country mansion.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural, starting over, danger, deadly, family problems, village life, death in the family, village, dealing with death, country house, haunted house, death of son ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 369K
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, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 2K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, family problems, deadly, danger, stalking, family in crisis, murder, deception, stalker, domestic disturbance, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Frayed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pat Baker is a small town sheriff. His son, Kurt, is a deranged young man with a dark secret. Sheriff Baker's worst nightmare comes true when Kurt escapes from a psychiatric hospital where he was locked away for the brutal murder of his mother ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, manhunt, killer clown, moral dilemma, mental illness, violence spree, danger, life is a bitch, chase, family problems, parents and children, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 994
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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, mysterious character, mind game, supernatural, investigation, rivalry, serial killer, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, mystery, mentally unstable, manipulations, mysterious character, estrangement, addiction, voyeurism, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alessio Rinaldi, a 25-year-old director, gets the charge from a producer to write the script of his first movie with Ubaldo Terzani, a well-known writer of horror novels. Alessio moves into Terzani's house to start this collaboration, and a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: mentally unstable, deadly, couples, gory, dismembered body, female nudity, black panties, meat cleaver, dead woman on bed, hack saw, breasts, heart in hand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.6
 2K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 946
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, escaped mental patient, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 375
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: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, danger, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 11K
The Broken (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life of a successful radiologist spirals out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. While attempting to uncover who the imposter could be, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that her family and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, surreal, scary ...
Plot: nightmare, murder, fear, dream, danger, haunted by the past, investigation, deadly, woman in danger, embassy, party, girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%