Movies like The Tenant

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The Tenant (1976)
 7.7
 33K
The Tenant (1976)
Original name: Le locataire
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 himself.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, offbeat, scary, mind bending, dark humor ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, psychopath, lodger, neighbor, split personality, haunted by the past, paranoia, insanity, deadly, losing-it hero, conspiracy, crimes, danger, dishonesty, surrealism, polish, delusion, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france

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Most similar movies to The Tenant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about obsession, murder, psychology, storytelling, twists & turns, dialogue and pornography mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Tenant: Don't Look Now (1973), Repulsion (1965), The Butcher (1970), Black Swan (2010), Spider (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 40K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, grieving, ladder, mental illness, hallucination, psychic, architecture, hospital, gondola, mystery, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 41K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, hallucination, schizophrenia, rent, loneliness, repression, delusion, losing-it hero, psychosis, post traumatic stress disorder, unfulfillment, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 6K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, mystery, obsession, couple relations, vietnam veteran, province, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 631K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.8
 33K
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: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mental illness, murder, past, betrayal, infidelity, delusion, mentally unstable, mystery, parents and children, childhood trauma, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, africa, britain, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 319K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mysterious character, corpse, layoff, mechanic, paranoia, hallucinations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 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: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, danger, family relations, losing-it hero, dysfunctional family, tragedy, amnesia, guilt, ghost, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 18K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: train, post war, misfit, drowning, priest, chess, terrorism, suicide, assassination, idealism, fascism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: talky, surreal, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, police station, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, losing-it hero, hospital, mental institution, mentally unstable, mysterious character, serial killer, mystery, split personality, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, mentally unstable, obsession, collector, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, butterfly, loneliness, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, child abuse, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, police corruption, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 157K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, escape attempt, rage, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 81K
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, talky, surreal ...
Plot: confession, actress, nurse, psychiatry, silence, violence, patient, postmodernism, betrayal, dream, institution, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, hospital, dream, suicide attempt, murder, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, mental illness, suburbs, psychopath, crimes, deadly, parents and children, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 41K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, obsession, danger, crimes, mystery, teenage life, deadly, murder, psychologist, police investigation, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Felicia's Journey (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, psychopath, abortion, unlikely criminals, woman in danger, irish, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, loneliness, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 18K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: sexual, surreal, atmospheric, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, infidelity, doppelganger, domestic violence, breakdown, affair, teacher, police, murder, gore ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 14K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, journalist, psychopath, journalism, false accusation, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, FĂ©riaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, neo noir, investigation, mind game, on the run, false accusation, injustice, criminal heroes, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, delusion, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, self mutilation, parasite, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, incest, obsession, isolation, maid, lesbian, widow, violence, jealousy, paranoia, sibling relationship, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, sexual, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, culture clash, investigation, murder, couple relations, lover, infidelity, love triangle, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 14K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, dark humor, disturbing ...
Plot: mysterious character, dishonesty, family relations, bedtime story, dog, nightmare, poisoning, hidden identity, suburbs, mystery, domestic disturbance, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 68K
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: psychological, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 36K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, danger, rivalry, couples, crimes, dishonesty, teenage life, terrorizing, teenager, virginity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 3K
Vital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Hiroshi wakes up in a hospital room and realizes that he was in a serious car accident that caused the death of his girlfriend, Ryoko, as well as the loss of his memory. While trying to regain his memory, one of the first clues that Hiroshi finds ...
Style: captivating, serious, surreal, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, haunted by the past, memory loss, crimes, deadly, hopes, love and romance, youth, loneliness, medical student, parents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, vengeance, loss of child, family, child, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%