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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
 7.5
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dark, disturbing, macabre, clever ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, deadly, genius, french, secret formula, sense of smell, master apprentice relationship, innocent person killed, dark fantasy, murder, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, superior, young woman, victim ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, brutality, violence and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: Dorian Gray (2009), The Butcher (1970), From Hell (2001), American Psycho (2000), The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, haunted by the past, murderous pair, lust, violence, deadly, razor, social injustice, shaving ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: captivating, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, deal with the devil, physical appearance, society, 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
 6K
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: serial killer, murder, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, mystery, obsession, couple relations, vietnam veteran, province, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 136K
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, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, crimes, surgery, princess, police investigation, urban, woman in danger, prostitute, a vision, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 7.6
 413K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: dark humor, stylized, surreal, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, yuppie, wall street, hidden identity, millionaire, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, insanity, greed, killings, unreliable narrator ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 157K
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, captivity, isolation, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, escape attempt, rage, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.6
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.3
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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, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, businessman, police detective, crimes, crime, police investigation, investigator, killings, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 225K
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, split personality, cannibalism, murder, deadly, crime, abuse, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 230K
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, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 36K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, danger, rivalry, couples, crimes, dishonesty, teenage life, terrorizing, teenager, virginity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, hospital, dream, suicide attempt, murder, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, danger, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 80K
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, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, hostages, danger, serial killer, torture, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, mind game, home invasion, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, stalker, alarm, argument, prostitute, voyeur, jealousy, death, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, psychopath, violence, abuse, on the road, controversy, mass murder, journalist, crime, corruption, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 10K
Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, psychopath, violence, captive, danger, murder, police, rescue, robbery, burglar, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 69K
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, mechanic, angel, sheriff, insanity, religious fanatic, demon, fbi, grave, dream, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, dungeon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 193K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, special agents, crime, psychiatrist, cannibal, danger, death, doctor, fbi, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 61K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, slasher, survival, home invasion, farmhouse, gory, psychopath, chase, kidnapping, massacre, brutality, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, friendship, rejection, jealousy, murder, neo noir, obsession, false identity, envy, yacht, crime, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, venice, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 7K
Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, small town, lust, crime, investigation, crimes, danger, family life, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, serious, twists and turns ...
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 ⇓
21%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense
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 ⇓
21%
 8.0
 631K
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, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, schizophrenia, paranoia, sex, obsession, mental illness, serial killer, crime, noise, illness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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