Movies like Of Unknown Origin

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Of Unknown Origin (1983)
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Of Unknown Origin (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bart Hughes has a pretty good life, a beautiful wife, a young son, a good job with promotion prospects, and a renovated brownstone in New York. When wife and kid leave for a vacation, Bart stays behind to work on a project that will earn him that promotion, unaware that a certain inhabitant of his basement has other plans for his time. Bart goes a bit bonkers trying to kill this rat, destroying most of his house in the process. Certain allegorical elements tie the household conflict to the "rat race" in his office, but the main event is certainly the night-and-day contest of wills between man and rodent.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous, psychological, tense, psychotronic
Plot: house, poison, rat, danger, social misfits, obsession, mind game, mutant, animal attack, terror, rage, mousetrap, vengeance, heroes, psychopath, wall street, misfit, dangerous animal, anti hero, obsessive quest, suburbs, animal life, escapades, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Of Unknown Origin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about deadly, danger, crimes, murder, psychopath, rivalry and woman in danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Of Unknown Origin: Willard (1971), Willard (2003), The Neighbor (1993), The Cellar Door (2007), Venom (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Willard (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, revenge, murder, eaten alive, rat, dangerous animal, obsession, social misfits, danger, misfit, investigation, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: psychopath, misfit, rat, humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, danger, dangerous animal, mentally unstable, social misfits, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Neighbor (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, deadly, danger, rivalry, mind game, family problems, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1943
Place: usa, vermont
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80%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, psychopath, confined, mind game, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, danger, crimes, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
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Venom (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, hostage, murder, terrorism, kidnapping, dangerous animal, rescue, one man army, confined, investigation, rivalry, child in peril ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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Black Cadillac (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary
Plot: car chase, friendship, mind game, escapades, danger, chase, survival, murder, deadly, rivalry, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, danger, hostages, woman in danger, isolation, murder, obsession, hostage, espionage, student life ...
Time: 80s
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I, Madman (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on ...
Style: slasher, serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: obsession, murder, woman in danger, psychopath, bookstore, mind game, investigation, danger, stalking, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: virginia, usa
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65%
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Knife Edge (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, gory, psychopath, couples, stalking, crimes, mind game, deadly, danger, uncover truth, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 4th Floor (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, danger, deadly, mysterious character, psychopath, pursuit, neighbor, female protagonist, woman in danger, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Incubus (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: demon, murder, small town, mysterious character, curse, supernatural ability, amateur detective, teenage life, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, mind game, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Eaten Alive (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: woman in danger, prostitute, swamp, psychotic, murder, serial killer, supernatural, teenage life, survival, gory, deathtrap, crimes ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, america
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61%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday party, birthday, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
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Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, mysterious character, mind game, supernatural, investigation, rivalry, serial killer, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
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Burning Bright (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to buy a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's situation worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Last Showing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple trapped in a cinema are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, psycho film ...
Plot: psychopath, evil man, deadly, captivity, mind game, danger, vengeance, obsession, maniac, insanity, violence, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, hitchhiker, survival, psychopath, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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52%
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mental illness, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Dark Hours (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Dr. Samantha Goodman is a beautiful, young psychiatrist. Burnt out, she drives to the family’s winter cottage to spend time with her husband and sister. A relaxing weekend is jarringly interrupted when a terrifying and unexpected guest arrives. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, hostage, psychiatrist, surrealism, obsession, doctors and patients, vengeance, mind game, crimes, deadly, game, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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50%
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Prophecy (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, contamination, toxic, environmentalism, environmental, danger, deadly, rivalry, animal life, experiment gone awry, native american, creature feature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, maine
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Island of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Stranded on a deserted island, a group of people struggle to survive against a swarm of supernatural flies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: island, supernatural, confined, survival, isolation, deadly, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, siege, stranded on an island, desert island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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48%
Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: slasher, disturbing, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, serial killer, psychopath, danger, murder, woman in danger, journalism, investigation, crimes, psycho, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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Chill (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this classic retro horror thriller, Sam, an aspiring writer, takes a job as a clerk in an L.A. inner city grocery market owned by the sinister Dr. Munoz, a former scientist who claims to have a rare skin condition.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ancient mystery, captivity, crimes, danger, escapades, deadly, store, struggle for survival, murder, love triangle, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rats (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: rat, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, gory, experiment gone awry, escapades, subway, hospital, isolation, survival, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: voyeur, murder, supernatural, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, supernatural ability, mind game, danger, crimes, tractor ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
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41%
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Cujo (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: rabies, dangerous animal, dog, killer dog, danger, hiding in a car, animal horror, murder, blood, brutality, corpse, saint bernard dog ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
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The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Flu Bird Horror (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of teenagers go on a excursion to the mountains. There, they are attacked by birds infected with a lethal virus. When the teens reach a nearby village, the haunting birds start passing their virus on to all the dwellers.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: virus, monster, youth, deadly creature, danger, teenage life, survival, chaos, escapades, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, dark humor, mind game, vengeance, split personality, deadly, woman in danger, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Death Trip (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends take a cottage vacation in the dead of winter, seeking refuge from their busy urban lives, if only for one weekend. However, the few residents who remain in the secluded cottage town of Rideau Ferry don’t seem to take kindly to ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: revenge, danger, pursuit, friends, woman in danger, violence, brutality, murder, psychopath, characters killed one by one, paranoia, maniac ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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