Movies like A Tale of Two Sisters

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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
 7.1
 62K
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Original name: 장화, 홍련
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, surreal, scary, atmospheric, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, ghost, haunted house, tragedy, suicide, losing-it hero, nightmare, guilt, amnesia, mystery, delusion, haunted by the past, family relations, death, stepmother, supernatural, mysticism, hallucination, sisters, dysfunctional family, sister, accident, dissociative identity disorder, evil stepmother, death of sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan

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Most similar movies to A Tale of Two Sisters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, weird and serious films with plots about storytelling, psychology, ghost, mystery, death, secrets and supernatural mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like A Tale of Two Sisters: The Orphanage (2007), Oldboy (2003), The Others (2001), A Cure for Wellness (2016), The Uninvited (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 155K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, afterlife, death, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, orphan, life is a bitch, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 569K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, psychological torture, confined, love, mind game, violence, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 362K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, dark, suspense, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: capitalism, cure, patient, nubile girl, torture, therapist, capitalist, slut, spa, incestuous relationship, dark secret, slutty woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 80K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, woman in danger, mental illness, siblings relations, evil woman, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, neo noir, mind bending ...
Plot: lesbian, surrealism, amnesia, mystery, hollywood, hallucination, alternate reality, lesbian sex, obsession, lesbianism, lesbian love, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 252K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, curses spells and rituals, black magic, paranoia, wilderness, isolation, goat, family bonds, forest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 44K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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: psychological, surreal, cerebral, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: surrealism, paranoia, dark humor, bruce lee, suicide, hallucination, satire, conspiracy, obsession, landlord tenant relationship, nightmare, claustrophobia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 13K
The Abandoned (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural horror, supernatural, insanity, family relations, confined, mystery, woman in danger, survival, island, farm ...
Time: contemporary, year 1966, 60s
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 55K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, drowning, serial killer, hallucination, haunted by the past, psychic, grief, loss of child, sex scene, blindness, mystery, death of daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 999K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, evil, psychopath, father son relationship, caretaker, imaginary friend, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, montana, oregon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 196K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, writer's life, paranoia, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 85K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, split personality, psychologist, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, mental illness, murder, single father, father daughter relationship, small town, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 39K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, misfit, murder, mental patient, haunted by the past, paranoia, betrayal, psychopath, mystery, surrealism, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 14K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, violence, investigation, mystery, family, obsession, protagonist as suspect, cheating, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 43K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, doctors and patients, murder, brutality, confined, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 59K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: psychological, scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, lobotomy, mental illness, ghost, haunted house, insanity, transformation, murder, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 24K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, macabre, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, psychology, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, insanity, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Living and the Dead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, terminal illness, isolation, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, parents and children, doctors and patients, schizophrenia, domestic violence, anxiety, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 43K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, suicide, missing person, forest, haunted house, destiny, sisters, mental illness, family relations, hallucination, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 113K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, investigation, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental institution, mystery, insanity, crazy, mind game, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 79K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, confusing, surprise ending ...
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, obsession, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, surrealism, mental illness, mental institution, mystery, suicidal ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, investigation, surrealism, serial killer, small town life, small town, sexual abuse, mental illness, murder, double life, hallucination, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: washington state, canada, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, psychological, surreal, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: incest, incest rape, father daughter incest, child abuse, violence, surrealism, identity crisis, revenge, prostitute, writers, dysfunctional family, pedophile ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 63K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, imaginary friend, divorce, supernatural horror, mother daughter relationship, paranoia, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, mystery, supernatural, split personality, curse, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, a vision, death, self control ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 35K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychiatrist, split personality, murder, female psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mental illness, witch, witch doctor, devil, supernatural horror, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, clever ...
Plot: surveillance, mystery, suicide, guilt, dysfunctional family, videotaping, childhood, family in crisis, haunted by the past, lie, nightmare, conscience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, mystery, haunted house, family in danger, murder, life is a bitch, time travel, dealing with death, missing child, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 67K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, afterlife, boarding school, fear, investigation, haunted by the past, teacher, boarding school life, supernatural horror, murder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%