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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, macabre, suspense, dark, disturbing, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, genius, deadly, dark fantasy, french, secret formula, sense of smell, master apprentice relationship, innocent person killed, murder, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, period piece, 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 suspenseful, psychological, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, serial killer, crime, obsession and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: The Butcher (1970), The House That Jack Built (2018), Dorian Gray (2009), American Psycho (2000), The Silence of the Lambs (1991). 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, dark humor, offbeat, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, cannibalism, presumed dead, corpse ...
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, psychopath, opposites attract, butcher, obsession, mystery, investigation, deadly, couples, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, 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: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, art, taxidermy, violence against women, deception, artist, extreme violence, sadistic psychopath, hunting, impersonating a police officer ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ 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, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, society, physical appearance, fall in love, aristocracy, love and romance, painting, immortality, high society, obsession, artist, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, investigator ...
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, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ 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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, police detective, jack the ripper, woman in danger, surgery, princess, police investigation, crimes, murder, clairvoyant, cover up ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, businessman, secret, 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
 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, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, cat and mouse, special agents, one on one, fbi, cannibalism, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, italy, washington d.c., florence 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, cannibalism, split personality, murder, deadly, reporter, crime, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, st. louis missouri, washington d.c., atlanta georgia
⇓ 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, psychopath, mind game, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, rough, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, crime, crimes, mind game, rivalry, deadly, haunted by the past, prison ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, on the road, desert, psychopath, serial killer, crime, cons and scams, crimes, off the road, woman in danger, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, strangulation, truck driver, tarot, woman in danger, gory, deadly, introspection, family relations, crime gone awry, danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rough, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, investigation, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, police detective, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, breaking point, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, justice, serial rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: realistic, psychological, mind bending, sexual, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art student, slasher, obsession, prostitute, mental illness, deadly, psychopath, investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 16K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, gay, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crime, mind game, police detective, undercover cop, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, murder mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, rivalry, woman in danger, deadly, family life, law enforcement, supernatural ability, destiny, haunted by the past, legal action, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 1K
The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prison, australian, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, deadly, going straight, family life, family problems, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 8K
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, tense, serious, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, serial killer, obsession, investigation, danger, woman in danger, couples, dishonesty, deadly, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, journalism, crime, child killer, blind ambition, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 103K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, woman in danger, danger, fear, murder, investigation, lifesaver, cell phone, control room, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 12K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, rape, psychopath, haunted by the past, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, scary ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, psychopath, filmmaking, murder, aging, actor's life, crimes, crime, parents and children, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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