Movies like Illusions

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Illusions (1992)
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Illusions (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Greg Sanderson is helping his wife, Jan, to recover from a nervous breakdown and revive their strained marriage. Their privacy is interrupted by the arrival of Greg's stunning and mysterious sister, Laura. Jan's paranoia deepens as she suspects that Greg's and her sister's relationship is too close. In her desperation, she confides her fears to the landlord but his weird reaction only creates more confusion.
Style: psychological, disturbing, exciting, enigmatic
Plot: incest, mental illness, love, femme fatale, sister, craziness, mystery, suspicion, incestuous relationship, psychological drama, brother sister incest, sister in law

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about incest, murder, female nudity, crimes, obsession, mental illness and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Illusions: Adrift (2001), On the Inside (2011), Daniel and Ana (2009), Sister My Sister (1994), Shattered Mind (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Adrift (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Sammy has recently become aware of desires she awakens in men but one man to whom she is herself attracted is her older brother Jacob. With an institutionalized father and a mother neither sibling has seen for years, Jacob provides ...
Plot: incest, teenage sex, sister, brother, brother sister incest, sexuality, seduction, drinking alcohol, older man younger woman, coming of age, sexual awakening, older man younger woman relationship ...
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100%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, mental institution, woman in danger, haunted by the past, redemption, confined, mentally unstable, criminal psychologist, crime and punishment, female prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forced sex, kidnapping, shame, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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40%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: incest, lesbian incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, violence, social differences, society, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.8
 176
Shattered Mind (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather Locklear stars in this psychological thriller as a woman who is racked by multiple personalities and confronts a horrifying past of dark secrets buried a long time ago. When her father dies she descends into a bizarre emotional world where ...
Plot: split personality, dissociative identity disorder, secret, death, family, child abuse, father daughter relationship, death of father, prostitute, mother, housewife, incest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, deadly, drug dealing, losing-it hero, crimes, misfit, psychopath, split personality, serial killer, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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35%
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 83K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, odd, family problems, punishment, family relations, perversion, parents and children, eccentric family, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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32%
 6.2
 16K
The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, murder, mute or deaf, orphan, crimes, godparent, society, mind game, family problems, rivalry, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
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28%
 5.9
 13K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, infidelity, psychiatrist, gangsters, betrayal, family problems, love triangle, femme fatale, manipulation, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Deadly Surveillance (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders that he begins to suspect are being committed by a woman involved in prostitution and narcotics trafficking.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, psychological
Plot: stalking, accused of murder, drugs, apartment, hiding, murder, crimes, investigation, police detective, danger, serial killer, suspicion ...
Place: usa, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Golden Earrings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ronnie and Sara are best friends and roommates. And for Ronnie, Sara is her whole world. She does everything with her and their small group of friends. But one day, Sara suddenly disappears and Ronnie is left with a hole in her life that she cannot ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, obsession, insanity, ghost, murder, split personality, depression, friend, guilt, paranoia, hearing voices, mental illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, video surveillance, devil, research, obsession, power relations, good versus evil, urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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26%
 5.3
 4K
Homecoming (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A jealous woman (Mischa Barton) plots revenge after her former beau (Matt Long) returns to their hometown with a pretty new girlfriend (Jessica Stroup).
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, female psychopath, love, small town, jealousy, secret, torture, suspicion, desire, college, murder, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, mature, innocence lost, family relations, teenager, teenage life, family problems, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, heroes, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this homage to film noir, a wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him..
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, femme fatale, investigation, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, disability, love affair, dangerous attraction, isolation, depression, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Rieke's Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young figure-skater becomes jealous when her brother, also a young figure-skater, falls for another young female figure-skater. She thought she was all that he needs.
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, incest, incestuous sex, sex, interrupted sex, doubt, insecurity, female nudity, suicide, brother sister sex, skating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: incest, child abuse, dysfunctional family, pedophile, father daughter incest, sexual abuse, innocence lost, school, prostitute, violence, pedophilia, incest rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, self destructing, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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23%
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Sister of Mine (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Oliver, a young film director, discovers on a porn Web site one night that the protagonist of one of the erotic videos is his younger half-sister Aurora. In the process of finding out what she was doing there, Oliver will become fascinated by his ...
Style: psychological, meditative, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: half sister, brother sister incest, incestuous sex, incest, sexual perversion, hidden camera, sex scene, student, sex tape, girlfriend boyfriend relationship, porn star, train journey ...
Place: los angeles, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 40K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, satire, ghost, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, haunted by the past, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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23%
 5.4
 17K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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One Deep Breath (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Maël tries hard to cope with his partner Adam's suicide as well as their troubled past together. Patricia, also one of Adam's lovers, gets herself into danger in her attempt to help Maël in his grief.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, melancholic
Plot: love triangle, gay interest, drug abuse, bereavement, anxiety, love, grief, suicide, drug addiction, bisexuality, fire eater, incest ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Your Caresses (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Brother and sister meet again after 15 years and fall in love with each other.
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, sibling relationship, prostitution, coming of age, love, female nudity, forbidden love, sex with sister, sex with brother, bare breasts, father son estrangement ...
Place: ibiza, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 1K
Gemini (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An incestuous love affair. Meme and Jeremias are the younger children in a typical bourgeois family. Their mother Lucia is the dominant force in the household, but her fixation on upholding the niceties of upper middle class life has prevented her ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, shame, dysfunctional family, family secret, secret, wedding, sex scene, domineering mother, brother sister sex, female director, mother slaps son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 14K
Horse Girl (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: mental illness, imaginary, social awkwardness, schizophrenia, dream, teenager, unfulfillment, anxiety, youth, society, life is a bitch, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.4
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Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, military life, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, dishonesty, power relations, politics, deadly, state affairs, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: redemption, hypocrisy, confession, incest, murder, haunted by the past, family problems, society, clergy, couple relations, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexy, melancholic, talky, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: femme fatale, nudity (full frontal - brief), mind game, dishonesty, cons and scams, couples, power relations, love and romance, male female relationship, seduction, manipulation, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%