Movies like Dario Argento's Phenomena

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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Original name: Phenomena
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized, rough, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, revenge, boarding school life, slasher, chimpanzee, maniac, sleepwalking, doctor, gory, freak, disfigurement, supernatural, investigation, vengeance, swiss, daughter, supernatural ability, mystery, mind game, who done it, woman in danger, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, munich germany, alps

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Most similar movies to Dario Argento's Phenomena

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, slasher, murder, deadly, serial killer, blood and psychopath mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dario Argento's Phenomena: Deep Red (1975), Opera (1987), Shadow (1982), The Card Player (2004), A Bay of Blood (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.7
 25K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, pianist, psychopath, stalking, danger, family in danger, mysterious character, serial killer, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, australia, rome italy
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95%
 7.1
 12K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, knife murder, slasher, murder, killer, gory, cult, psychopath, mysterious character, obsession, whodunit, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 17K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, writer's life, murder, chase, gory, mystery, axe, mysterious character, obsession, crime, investigation, whodunit ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, stalking, mystery killer, investigation, cult, maniac, mind game, mystery, danger, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Card Player (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, crime, mind game, track down, dangerous attraction, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, gore, mass murder, skinny dipping, sex, wheelchair, suicide, extreme violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, blind man, mystery, gory, mind game, stalking, car chase, perversion, amateur detective, partners against crime, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 5K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, rain, hospital, kidnapping, seance, clinic, gory, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, art, sadistic psychopath, policewoman, murder, killer, sexual abuse, mental illness, gory, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 15K
Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, college, murder, gory, danger, serial killer, slasher, supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 58K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, sinister, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, witch, supernatural horror, supernatural, murder, coven, noise, evil, apartment, danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mystery killer, murder, gory, school, college, psychopath, mystery, master criminal, vengeance, mind game ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, violence, murder, cat, anthology, hallucination, photographer, gory, ghost, vengeance, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 6K
Sleepless (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, murder, prostitute, insomnia, crime, gory, mystery, psycho killer, whodunit, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 250K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, woman in danger, high school, halloween, small town, who done it, masked killer, psychopath, danger, news reporter, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 1K
Delirium (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the ...
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, serial killer, slasher, obsession, gory, mystery, magazine, corpse, psycho, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, prank, serial killer, sorority, attic, gory, school, stalker, mind game, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 60K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, knife murder, murder, mask, sheriff, small town, gory, stalking, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.
Style: christmas horror, serious, rough, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: murder, knife murder, serial killer, christmas, santa claus, slasher, voyeurism, psychopath, danger, mental illness, gory, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, slasher, italian horror, knife murder, human monster, slasher killer, unknown killer, murder, gory, fondling, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 2K
Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, chase, college, serial killer, murder, machete, investigation, suspicion, student, fear, death, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, wedding dress, psychopath, ghost, murder, honeymoon, gory, whodunit, store, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 98K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, cult, camp, serial killer, revenge, drowning, teenager, knife murder, mystery killer, maniac, cabin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, mystery killer, creep, psychopathic killer, gory, psychopath, investigation, mystery, burned alive, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, group of friends, slasher, wax museum, ghost town, deadly, gory, woman in danger, traffic jam, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 20K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, revenge, voyeur, serial killer, blood, motel, starting over, gory, mother son relationship, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 958
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher killer, student, priest, danger, serial killer, investigation, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, small town, slasher killer, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, killing spree, masked killer, miner, maniac, valentine's day ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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