Movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
 7.5
 222K
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, UK
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, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, clever, suspense, dark ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, dark fantasy, insanity, dangerous attraction, perfume, genius, corpse, woman in danger, killings, deadly, sexualized violence, french, young woman, secret formula, sense of smell, orgy, innocent person killed, master apprentice relationship, murder, mentor, psychology, visceral, period piece ...
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, serious, psychological and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, obsession, serial killer, crime and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The House That Jack Built (2018), Dorian Gray (2009), Hannibal (2001), The Butcher (1970). 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, atmospheric, dark humor, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, vengeance, insanity, social injustice, violence, murderous pair, shaving, haunted by the past, cannibalism, goth, loss of loved one ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
⇓ 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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, murder, taxidermy, art, violence against women, deception, death, artist, extreme violence ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 58K
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, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, society, physical appearance, aristocracy, painting, fall in love, immortality, love and romance, supernatural, high society, eternal youth, obsession ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 239K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, fbi, cat and mouse, cannibalism, special agents, one on one, crimes, crime, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, washington d.c., italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, opposites attract, psychopath, butcher, obsession, mystery, investigation, couples, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 234K
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, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, mind game, investigation, split personality, fbi, murder, cruelty, deadly, reporter, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, st. louis missouri, atlanta georgia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 140K
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, police detective, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, crimes, a vision, murder, surgery, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 438K
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, brutal, macabre, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, hidden identity, wall street, millionaire, victim, fear, confession, unlikely criminals, disappearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 138K
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, police investigation, businessman, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Minus Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, deadly, couples, drugs/alcohol, dangerous attraction, crimes, violence, murder, death, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, serial rapist, journalism, uncover truth, child killer, ambition, deadly, crimes, ratings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, mind game, deadly, society, obsession, courtroom drama, confined, mental institution, dismemberment ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 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, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, murder, murderous pair, dark hero, violent, murder mystery, crime ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 720
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly, gory, introspection, danger, psychopath, parents and children, criminal heroes, violence, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, deadly, legal, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 34K
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: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, infidelity, psychopath, danger, crimes, lust, murder, punk, bigotry, intolerance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, harlem manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 50K
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: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 526
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, danger, parents and children, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: psychological, bleak, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, police investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, society, deadly, memory loss, psychoanalysis, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: europe, egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 58K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: sadism, family in danger, torment, serial killer, psychopath, humiliation, deadly, murderous pair, crimes, danger, isolation, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 53K
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, cult film ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, revenge, brutality, breaking point, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: suspenseful, sexy, exciting, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, fatal attraction, erotic thriller, crime, poison, manipulation, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 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, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, stalking, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, crimes, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 2K
SK1 (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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, obsession, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 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, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prison, australian, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, obsession, society, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, dangerous attraction, dedicated lawyer, woman in danger, haunted by the past, rivalry, family life, law enforcement, deadly, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and reap millions in the process.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: manipulations, cons and scams, deadly, obsession, murder, crimes, impostor, cocaine, forgery, criminal heroes, dishonesty, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 17K
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, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, police investigation, murder, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crime, mind game, police detective, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%