Movies like The Tenant

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The Tenant (1976)
 7.7
 34K
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, neighbor, lodger, 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, storytelling, psychology, murder, dialogue, twists & turns and insanity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Tenant: Don't Look Now (1973), Repulsion (1965), The Machinist (2004), The Butcher (1970), Spider (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 42K
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, hospital, gondola, hallucination, mental illness, psychic, architecture, ladder, mystery, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 43K
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, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, unfulfillment, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, uncover truth, torment, mysterious character, life is a bitch, paranoia, factory, taunting, hit and run, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 7K
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: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, mystery, obsession, couple relations, vietnam veteran, province, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, secret, childhood trauma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, east end london, africa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, 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 ⇓
49%
 8.0
 641K
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, suspense, mind bending, surreal ...
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 ⇓
49%
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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, haunted house, mentally unstable, tragedy, amnesia, guilt, danger, mystery, family relations, suicide, losing-it hero, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, losing-it hero, hospital, mental institution, mentally unstable, mysterious character, mystery, serial killer, split personality, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 18K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: 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, bridge, chess, priest, misfit, terrorism, suicide, assassination, nazism, idealism, fascism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
 6.6
 168K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, psychology, divorce, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, mentally unstable, collector, butterfly, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, loneliness, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, uncover truth, hollywood, showbiz, mystery, amnesia, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, mysterious character, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 85K
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, silence, psychiatry, patient, violence, postmodernism, betrayal, dream, institution, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, hallucination, redemption, ambulance, coma, rescue, dealing with death, misfit partners, haunted by the past, patient, violence, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 162K
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, isolation, captivity, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, kidnapping, torture, escape attempt, rage, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, child abuse, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, police corruption, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 70K
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, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, guilt, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.2
 42K
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: obsession, youth, mystery, bulimia, danger, murder, bunker, twists & turns, psychologist, alibi, thirst, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 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, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, 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 ⇓
41%
 6.3
 10K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mayor, small town life, schizophrenia, mystery, single parent, dishonesty, social relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: nebraska, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, vengeance, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, child, loss of child, family, parenthood, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 17K
The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, fighting the system, expressionism, anti heroes, legal action, uncover truth, frame up, future dystopia, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, male friendship, boarder, cat, murder, politics, crimes, flat, hitman, mission of murder, cowardliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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