Movies like May

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May (2002)
 6.6
 33K
May (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: student film
Plot: mental illness, obsession, serial killer, loneliness, murder, cannibalism, destructive relationship, psychopath, blind character, insanity, female stalker, teenage life, crimes, freak, danger, dangerous attraction, social misfits, disfigurement, deadly, misfit, brutality, violence, depression, female psychopath, mole ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s

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Most similar movies to May

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about murder, crimes, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, insanity and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like May: Excision (2012), Martin (1977), Ginger Snaps (2000), Craig (2008), Audition (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 21K
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: tense, scary, surreal, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social outcast, high school, obsession, mentally unstable, transplant, surgeon, losing-it hero, gory, social relations, teacher, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 10K
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: cult film, suspenseful, scary, surreal, tense ...
Plot: vampire, radio show, murder, supernatural, hidden identity, teenage life, crimes, golden years, socially awkward, violence, blood, curse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 42K
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, female werewolf, goth, obsession, beast, transformation, gory, high school, puberty, blood, cure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 265
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 73K
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, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, slasher, deadly, journalism, small town, halloween, insanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: rough, disturbing, psychological, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, ocean, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse ...
Time: 70s
Place: malibu california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Office Killer (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder ...
Style: psychological, cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, workplace, female psychopath, psychopath, evil woman, office, workplace romance, inhaler, obsession, slasher, vengeance, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, violence, psychopath, cruelty, torture, murder, cannibal, gory, cannibalism, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, old mansion, kidnapping, murder, jealousy, family relations, actress, newspaper, pianist, forgery, brat ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: axe, murder, mental illness, mental institution, mentally unstable, farm, bracelet, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, babies and infants, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, rivalry, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, couples, deadly, gory, obsession, loneliness, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 15K
Shocker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Style: sadistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, maniac, violence, electric chair, evil, psychopath, reincarnation, police investigation, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, christmas horror, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, slasher, christmas, danger, santa claus, survival, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974, 70s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, deadly, drug dealing, losing-it hero, crimes, misfit, psychopath, split personality, serial killer, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 234K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, violent, violence, evil, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fade to Black (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eric Binford watches a lot of movies. He is the truest definition of a film geek. One day, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he begins acting out his favorite scenes from the movies. In doing so, he manages to involve his enemies and the ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, watching a movie, obsession, murder, psychopath, mentally unstable, slasher, fan culture, stalking, danger, deadly, loner ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.1
 19K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, hospital, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 15K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, sadistic horror, violence spree, violence, murder, prostitute, stalking, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 2K
Bad Ronald (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house is sold to a new family, with the teen still living inside.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, psychopath, hidden room, secret, mental illness, teenager, voyeurism, death of mother, mysterious character, social misfits, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, slasher, crimes, crime, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Nightmare Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After receiving a mysterious demonic African mask in the mail, Ellen Morris is attacked by a "being" she refers to as THE NIGHTMARE MAN. Her doctors and husband, William believe Ellen is a paranoid schizophrenic and needs to spend some ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, psychopath, nightmare, supernatural ability, ghost, on the run, serial killer, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.8
 186K
Misery (1990)
Genre: 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, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, insanity, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, female psychopath, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 17K
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, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, fatal attraction, erotic thriller, false accusation, journalism, female psychopath, crimes, teenage life, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 41K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, maniac, obsession, fear, mental patient, psychopath, mental illness, murder, pursuit, stalker, sexual harassment, sexual assault ...
Place: boston, portugal, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.7
 503
Chainsaw Sally (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, cult film
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, obsession, vigilantism, rivalry, slasher, danger, psychopath, gory, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%