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, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark, disturbing, macabre, clever, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, genius, deadly, french, sense of smell, secret formula, master apprentice relationship, innocent person killed, murder, dark fantasy, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, prostitute, death, orgy ...
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 suspenseful, psychological, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, serial killer, crimes, deadly, violence, brutality and psychopath mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: The Butcher (1970), Dorian Gray (2009), The House That Jack Built (2018), From Hell (2001), American Psycho (2000). 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, offbeat, gloomy, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, insanity, vengeance, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, villain, cannibalism, corpse, presumed dead ...
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, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, opposites attract, psychopath, butcher, obsession, mystery, investigation, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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: deal with the devil, love and romance, society, physical appearance, aristocracy, fall in love, painting, immortality, high society, obsession, artist, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, art, taxidermy, violence against women, murder, extreme violence, sadistic psychopath, hunting, deception, impersonating a police officer, artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, jack the ripper, woman in danger, princess, surgery, police investigation, crimes, murder, clairvoyant, cover up ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, insanity, wall street, millionaire, yuppie, victim, confession, fear, unlikely criminals, disappearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard 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, suspense, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, cannibalism, crime, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, businessman, police investigation, crimes, police detective, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, torture, insanity, crimes, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, stylized, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, crime, cat and mouse, one on one, fbi, cannibalism, special agents, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, florence italy, washington d.c., italy ...
⇓ 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, cannibalism, murder, deadly, reporter, crime, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia, chicago illinois, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, florida
⇓ 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, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, mentally unstable, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, friendship, murder, jealousy, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, mistaken identity, psychopath, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, new york, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ 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, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence, on the road, cruelty, sadism, mass murder, crime, violence spree, gory, brutality, nihilism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, nevada, arizona, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, obsession, mental illness, schizophrenia, paranoia, sex, crimes, family relations, serial killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, home invasion, danger, torture, serial killer, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sheriff, angel, mechanic, insanity, suicide, axe, sin, christianity, punishment, dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, dungeon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 24K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, offbeat, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental institution, psychiatrist, poison, friendship, deadly, crime, friends, family relations, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, tense, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, serial killer, policewoman, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, rivalry, mind game, prison ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, psychopath, desert, on the road, serial killer, obsession, danger, woman in danger, deadly, obsessive quest, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.5
 714
Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, tarot, truck driver, strangulation, woman in danger, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, parents and children, danger, introspection, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, law enforcement, death row, investigation, track down, deadly, transsexual, society, life is a bitch, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ 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, tense, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, revenge, vengeance, family in danger, brutality, rivalry, breaking point, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 7K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, female protagonist, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 49K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, track down, justice, serial rapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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