Movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
 7.5
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, dark, surreal, disturbing, macabre, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, perfume, serial killer, psychopath, secret formula, sense of smell, dark fantasy, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, genius, master apprentice relationship, innocent person killed, murder, insanity, period piece, violence, storytelling, adaptation, nudity (topless - notable), beautiful scenery, creativity ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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From Hell
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
122 min.
 6.8
The Silence of the Lambs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about dialogue, murder, storytelling, crimes, brutality, police investigation and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: Dorian Gray (2009), From Hell (2001), The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995), In Dreams (1999), Family Business (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dorian Gray
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, gothic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, immortality, transformation, painter, portrait, mentor, devil, art, betrayal, greed, life philosophy, secrets ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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, atmospheric, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, cannibalism, violence, obsession, blood, insanity, murder, corruption, murderous pair, music, broadway ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.8
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From Hell
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, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, gory, police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, insanity, corruption, conspiracy, violence, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, buckingham palace ...
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    User:   93%
 
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The Young Poisoner's Handbook
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, dark, realistic ...
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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.
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Family Business
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Duration: 110 min.
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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: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: rape, violence, gory, revenge, vengeance, sexual abuse, murder, brutality, small town, hunting, gunfight, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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: surreal, bleak, tense, biting, serious ...
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, captivating, inspirational, tense, suspense ...
Plot: human spirit, prison escape, free spirit, runaway, survival, friendship, unlikely friendships, destiny, false accusation, character study, prison life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
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 7.8
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Misery
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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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, insanity, loneliness, hostage, brutality, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, psychopath, rage, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
The Silence of the Lambs
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, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 7.6
 413K
American Psycho
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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    User:   67%
 
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Duration: 100 min.
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    User:   33%
 
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: surreal, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
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Place: africa, egypt, europe, middle east, cairo egypt
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Jennifer 8
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, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, introspection, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, solitude, runaway, life & death, guilt, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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Contestant 13
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, murder, surveillance, revenge, overdose, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, violence, violent, police investigation, twists & turns, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 7.0
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Sweeney Todd
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: atmospheric, gothic, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, vengeance, cannibalism, obsession, murderous pair, prison, revenge, mind game, adaptation, demons ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1700s
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal
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, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, vengeance, crime, cannibalism, violence, revenge, torture, fbi, blood, special agents, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, florence, venice, italy, florence italy ...
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    User:   31%
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
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: suspenseful, clever, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, obsession, homosexuality, gay, identity, rejection, neo noir, friendship, guilt, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, new york ...
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System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
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System:   31%
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 6.9
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Chronicles
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, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, journalism, prison, manipulation, police investigation, guilt, murder, murder mystery, psychopath, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, new jersey, florida
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, mental illness, amateur detective, ransom, obsession, psychology, police investigation, character study, loneliness, british ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
 6.3
 7K
Black Widow
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: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
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System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Natural Born Killers
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, crime, violence, gory, brutality, corruption, murder, splatter, insanity, blood, prison, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, new mexico, paris france, nevada
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 

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 7.2
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Hell
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, insanity, adultery, paranoia, hotel, marriage, mentally unstable, murder, psychology, crumbling marriage, art ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
Under Suspicion
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: clever, talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, lawyer, rape, serial killer, police, crumbling marriage, murder mystery, obsession, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
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