Movies like May

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May (2002)
 6.6
 31K
May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, cult film, surprise ending ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, loneliness, murder, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, social misfits, disfigurement, misfit, insanity, psychopath, mole, doll, childhood trauma, amputation, characters killed one by one, blind character, lesbian, gory, serial killer, cannibalism, teenage life, crimes, youth, freak ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

Most similar movies to May

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about blood, murder, gory, death, deadly, violence and obsession mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like May: Audition (1999), Excision (2012), American Mary (2012), Martin (1977), Ginger Snaps (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 66K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resum├ęs in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, sadism, violence, perversion, obsession, torture, suffering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 19K
Excision (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alienated teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her mother and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social outcast, high school, obsession, mentally unstable, surgeon, losing-it hero, gory, transplant, teacher, sister sister relationship, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 21K
American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, torture, rape, plastic surgery, gory, nightclub, physical appearance, stripper, revenge, brutality, serial killer, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 9K
Martin (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, tense, cult film ...
Plot: vampire, murder, supernatural, hidden identity, teenage life, crimes, radio show, golden years, socially awkward, violence, blood, curse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, pittsburgh, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 39K
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, scary, rough, dark humor, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, goth, female werewolf, obsession, high school, puberty, cure, transformation, gory, halloween, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 35K
Inside (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Style: tense, rough, brutal, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: gore, pregnancy, woman in danger, danger, blood, murder, female psychopath, child in peril, female protagonist, cat, female killer, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 38K
Thirst (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: vampire, murder, doctor, priest, infidelity, blood transfusion, self mutilation, supernatural, experiment gone awry, danger, character change, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jiney, an art and photography student, but despite winning an award, she remains unhappy with the work. After photographing the aftermath of a fatal car accident she finds herself obsessed with death. She begins to talk about suicide, and suffers ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death wish, obsession, stalker, sexual abuse, sadist, psychopath, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes, haunted by the past, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 16K
Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, desperation, gory, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, curses spells and rituals, manipulations, woman in danger, religions or cults, fame, violence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 5K
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, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 102K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, manhunt, disfigurement, chase, danger, youth, gory, isolation, massacre, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, dark, serious ...
Plot: obsession, vampire, megalomaniac, escapades, human nature, dracula, filmmaker, film within a film, gothic horror, palaces castles and temples, gory, supernatural ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: czechoslovakia, berlin germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 17K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, boss and employee, dangerous animal, social misfits, mentally unstable, psychopath, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 109K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, ghost town, traffic jam, violence, deadly, woman in danger, group of friends, small town, torture ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Campfire Stories (2001)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two teens on their way to a backwoods party come across a beautiful young woman having car trouble. Their search for help only gets them lost, deep in the woods, where they meet Forest Ranger Bill with a penchant for scary stories. The campfire ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, teenage life, gory, mentally unstable, deadly, psychopath, isolation, danger, afterlife, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 13K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: 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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gory, gore, violence, prostitute, stalking, psychopath, shotgun, rage, park, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Style: bleak, scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, small town life, imaginary, danger, stalking, loneliness, murder, father son relationship, teenage boy, violent, romance ...
Place: iran, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 33K
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: rough, sadistic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, mental illness, mannequin, exhibition, psychopath, dangerous attraction, manic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, maniac, slasher, hallucination, murder, stalking, painting, social misfits, addiction, obsession, vengeance, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, vengeance, supernatural, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 1K
Roman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: factory, isolation, murder, dangerous attraction, social misfits, stalking, danger, psychopath, ghost, obsession, destructive relationship, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 42K
Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, dark humor, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human becoming an animal, walrus, disfigurement, mad scientist, abduction, gory, psychopath, monster, deception, vengeance, death, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 5K
In My Skin (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Esther, a self-conscious young woman who works for a public relations firm. One night at a party with her friend Sandrine, Esther wanders into the backyard and stumbles, scratching her leg on a piece of scrap metal. She goes back to the party, and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, insanity, wound, self discovery, career woman, self mutilation, paranoia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mutilation, leg wound, knife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: milan italy, lisbon portugal, middle east, japan, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 23K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, danger, youth, teenage life, violence, rivalry, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, danger, psychopath, hospital, mental institution, friendship, mind game, misfit, woman in danger, serial killer, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 797K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 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: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, hotel, nervous breakdown, danger, psychic, ghost, trapped, psychopath, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their ...
Style: sexy, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, serial killer, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery killer, virginity, danger, crimes, beauty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, rough, cult film, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, youth, cannibalism, murder, serial killer, hitchhiker, satanic ritual, gory, slasher, massacre, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 11K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, carnival, halloween, violence, danger, youth, stalking, on the run, deadly, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 6K
Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, siblings relations, mentally unstable, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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