Movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
 7.5
 218K
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, dark, disturbing, macabre, clever, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, perfume, genius, killings, corpse, sense of smell, secret formula, master apprentice relationship, innocent person killed, deadly, dark fantasy, murder, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, french, orgy, prostitute, death ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france

Most similar movies to Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, serial killer, crimes, deadly, violence, dialogue and obsession mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: The Butcher (1970), Dorian Gray (2009), American Psycho (2000), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), From Hell (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, gloomy, offbeat, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, insanity, vengeance, murderous pair, violence, shaving, social injustice, villain, haunted by the past, razor, cannibalism, oven ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.3
 57K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, deal with the devil, society, physical appearance, fall in love, aristocracy, painting, immortality, obsession, high society, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 424K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 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: dark humor, stylized, psychological, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, millionaire, wall street, insanity, unlikely criminals, fear, confession, victim, yuppie, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, murder, crime, cannibalism, fbi, killings, special agents, deadly, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, bahamas, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 138K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, jack the ripper, murder, crimes, clairvoyant, violent, dialogue, surgery, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.3
 136K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, secret, businessman, crimes, police detective, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 235K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, cat and mouse, one on one, special agents, cannibalism, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, italy, florence italy, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 230K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, split personality, murder, cannibalism, deadly, crime, special agents, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia, washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
27%
The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, bleak, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, taxidermy, violence against women, impersonating a police officer, extreme violence, sadistic psychopath, hunting, murder, art, artist, animal cruelty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, rejection, murder, jealousy, friendship, secret identity, manipulations, sexual tension, mistaken identity, complex characters, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, venice, new york, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, blindness and impaired vision ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, violence, jealousy, argument, voyeur, prostitute, alarm, death, stalker ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 71K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, angel, sheriff, insanity, mechanic, demon, religious fanatic, fbi, dream, grave, gloves ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, dungeon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, stylized, surreal, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, violence, abuse, psychopath, on the road, controversy, mass murder, journalist, crime, corruption, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, paris france, arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 82K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, rough, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, danger, hostages, serial killer, murder, family, savagery, neighbor, home invasion, bad guy wins, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, crime, mystery, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, murder mystery, investigation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Clean, Shaven (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, schizophrenia, paranoia, sex, obsession, mental illness, serial killer, crime, daughter, terror ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 52K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, lust, revenge, murder, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, brutality, couple relations, rape, violence, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, missing person, woman in danger, crimes, investigation, who done it, mystery, serial killer, forensics, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, twins, psychopath, mentally unstable, serial killer, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, family relations, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 3K
Sweeney Todd (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, crime, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, rivalry, murderous pair ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental institution, psychiatrist, poison, friendship, parents and children, teenager, crime, teenage life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Element of Crime (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, neo noir, mystery, police investigation, police officer, crime, desert, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: europe, africa, egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, crime, serial killer, investigation, court, mind game, death row, obsession, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 3K
Chronicles (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, crime, media, journalism, crimes, deadly, blind ambition, uncover truth, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
American Perfect (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: on the road, desert, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crime, chase, on the run, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 7K
Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, psychopath, murder, filmmaking, aging, crime, movie star, vietnam veteran, crimes, deadly, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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