Movies like Maniac

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Maniac (1980)
 6.4
 18K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, splatter, bloody, psychological, rough, suspenseful, macabre, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, sadistic horror, maniac, schizophrenia, schizophrenic, extreme violence, weirdo, killer, torture, murder, sadistic psychopath, obsession, vengeance, strong violent content, violence spree, model, violence, death, brutality, claustrophobia, mental illness, hallucination, home invasion, fashion model, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Maniac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about serial killer, psychopath, crimes, murder, violence, deadly and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Maniac: The New York Ripper (1982), American Psycho (2000), The Last House on the Left (1972), I Spit on Your Grave (1978), Nightmare (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
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Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: slasher, disturbing, sadistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, obsession, insanity, loneliness, brutality, murder, mental illness, extreme violence, psychopath, sadism, violence spree, mannequin ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: disturbing, scary, realistic, sadistic, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, incest, insanity, killing spree, rape, psychopath, strangulation, merciless, maniac, extreme violence, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, dark, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, violence, brutality, violence against women, torture, massacre, fondling, murder of a prostitute, unknown killer, human monster ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 588K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, surreal, brutal, macabre, twist ending ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, satire, sociopath, materialism, yuppie, psycho, killings, hidden identity, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, yale university, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, slasher, scary, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, serial killer, revenge, youth, rape and revenge, torture, abduction, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, crimes, kidnapping, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, macabre, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, revenge, vengeance, sexual abuse, cruelty, brutality, kidnapping, sexual humiliation, sadistic horror, sadism, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, new york state, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 4K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, gothic, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, rough sex, weirdo, murder, mental disorder, home invasion, stalker, sleazy, prank, serial murder, child abuse, psycho ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, sadism, kidnapping, extreme violence, violence, murder, psychopath as protagonist, animal cruelty, serial killer as protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, violence, brutality, psycho, vengeance, runaway, catastrophe, sexualized violence, violent ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 11K
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, obsession, psychopath, strangulation, insanity, investigation, squid, inheritance, anger, fear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: tokyo, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 17K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, macabre, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, psycho killer, obsession, nude girl, voyeur, masked villain, evil man, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, torture, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 6K
Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, camp counselor, stalking, murder, teenage life, psycho, wilderness, forest, supernatural, death, killing spree ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: slasher, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, psychopath, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, sadistic killer, wedding, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: scary, slasher, brutal, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, kidnapping, rape and revenge, woman in danger, violence, vengeance, sadism, serial killer, sexualized violence, murder, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 54K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, road movie, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, journalist, journalism, lovers on the run, writers, obsession, psychopath, on the road, cross country, road trip, violence spree ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, texas, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: slasher, scary, splatter, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, friday the thirteenth, torture, psychiatrist, summer camp, murder, supernatural, telekinesis, nudity (full frontal - brief), camp, dead teenager, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Mutilator (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a child, Ed was cleaning his father's hunting rifles for as part of a surprise birthday treat for his old man when one firearm accidentally discharges fatally striking his own mother in the back. His father, Jack Sr came home, saw his wife ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, serial killer, psychopath, beach house, murder, massacre, stalking, vengeance, buddies, mentally unstable, youth, skinny dipping ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, sadistic horror, insanity, psychopath, murder, chainsaw, monster, masked killer, massacre, kidnapping, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, austin texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, sadist, stalking, murder, photographer, mind game, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, riddles and clues, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 269K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, psychopath, masked killer, violence, small town, psychiatrist, death, murder, violent, strangulation, evil ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: california, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 73K
Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, sadistic horror, serial killer, sadistic killer, psycho killer, psychopath, massacre, sex maniac, outback, survival, road trip, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, texas, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 4K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: slasher, surreal, mind bending, suspense, psychedelic ...
Plot: serial killer, surrealism, homicidal maniac, two killers, evil doctor, psycho killer, survival, spirituality, teenager, mental disorder, obsession, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, america, spain, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: slasher, macabre, scary, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, murder, masked killer, psychopath, torture, hospital, violence, death, supernatural, obsession, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 128K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, rough, twist ending ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, extreme violence, brutality, crimes, psychopath, mercilessness, torture, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 107K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, death, torture, serial killer, murder, serial murder, lake, forest, violence, camp, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 6K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, slasher, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, obsession, brutality, hallucination, midlife crisis, family in danger, rivalry, supernatural power, accident, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 12K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, murder, revenge, masked killer, serial killer, psychopath, survival, prank, stalking, college, uninvited guest, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: slasher, tense, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, confined, violence spree, hostage, journalism, maniac, brutality, misogynist ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%