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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
 7.5
 249K
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
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, atmospheric, captivating, twist ending, macabre, dark fantasy, clever, suspenseful, artsy, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, perfume, psychopath, insanity, genius, woman in danger, killings, dangerous attraction, sense of smell, corpse, master apprentice relationship, secret formula, orgy, psychology, visceral, sexualized violence, french, murder, odor, young woman, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), child prodigy, female nudity ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: france, paris france, provence, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, obsession, deadly, serial killer, brutality and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: The House That Jack Built (2018), Red Dragon (2002), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), American Psycho (2000), Hannibal (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
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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, atmospheric, gothic horror, gloomy, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, goth, barbershop, insanity, social injustice, judge, villain, vengeance, loss of loved one, revenge, cannibalism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.2
 272K
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: suspense, neo noir, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, mind game, investigation, split personality, murder, fbi, crimes, reporter, cruelty, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, baltimore, birmingham alabama, washington d.c., florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
73%
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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 ⇓
73%
 6.8
 273K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, rough, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, master criminal, fbi, mind game, crimes, cannibal, homicidal maniac, cat and mouse, law enforcement, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, florence, venice, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
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From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, 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, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, jack the ripper, crimes, freemason, police investigation, prostitution, conspiracy, graphic violence, who done it, life is a bitch, police detective, a vision ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 65K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, atmospheric, sexy, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: eternal youth, deal with the devil, aristocracy, beefcake, male nudity, painting, fall in love, supernatural, society, physical appearance, love and romance, high society ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 1.6M
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 151K
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, suspense, twists and turns, macabre, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, murder, maniac, double life, secret, imaginary friend, secrets, killed during sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, politics, crimes, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, police, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 755K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, sexy, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, character study, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dancing, ballerina, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, erotica, seduction, couples, love and romance, couple relations, stranger, culture clash, dysfunctional marriage, dangerous friend, sexual fantasy, sunset ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.9
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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, enigmatic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, dark hero, violent, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, murderous pair, murder mystery, prison ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.4
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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, neo noir, cynical, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, investigation, mystery, crimes, obsession, butcher, cave painting, child murder, time travel, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.1
 110K
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, murder, vengeance, revenge, dehumanization, cannibal, loss of sibling, childhood, insanity, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1941
Place: china, paris france, europe, russia, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 9K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, psychopath, investigation, crimes, strong female character, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, stalking, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, talky, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, rape, police investigation, murder mystery, murder, mystery, serial killer, crimes, investigation, psychology, mind game, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, revenge, nazi, espionage, paranoia, kidnapping, violence, spy, chase, brother brother relationship, attempted murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, uruguay, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
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Summer of Sam (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, infidelity, lust, gangsters, drugs, psychopath, violent, punk, obsession, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 10K
Black Widow (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, poison, women, manipulation, dangerous attraction, black widow, crimes, woman in danger, obsession, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 9K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, investigation, murder, crimes, sex scene, police investigation, mystery, revenge, murder suspect, police, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, mind game, investigation, serial child killer, society, mental institution, courtroom drama, confined, dismemberment, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, theater, small town, murder, crimes, violence, mentally unstable, solitary, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, enigmatic, psychological, art house, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, hypnosis, mystery, mentor, surrealism, crimes, society, memory loss, post apocalypse, psychoanalysis ...
Time: future
Place: middle east, cairo egypt, europe, egypt, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 55K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, surveillance, grief, haunted by the past, corpse, disappearance, dishonesty, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 51K
Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, loner, surveillance, assassination, police investigation, betrayal, chase, solitude, crimes, lone wolves, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
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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 ⇓
27%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, court, serial murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: paris france, france
⇓ 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 ⇓
27%