Movies like Dario Argento's Phenomena

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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
 6.8
 24K
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Original name: Phenomena
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Switzerland
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, suspenseful, psychological, scary, slasher, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, investigation, serial killer, boarding school life, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, doctor, chimpanzee, supernatural ability, amateur detective, mind game, mystery, rivalry, freak, revenge, mental illness, maniac, survival, gory, vengeance, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, 20th century, year 1985
Place: europe, switzerland, alps, munich germany

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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, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about murder, serial killer, violence, crimes, gore, deadly and blood mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dario Argento's Phenomena: Suspiria (1977), Deep Red (1975), Opera (1987), Shadow (1982), Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 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, surreal, scary, cult film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, boarding school, ballet, coven, mystery, killing off one by one, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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 7.6
 33K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 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: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, manic, mysterious character, crimes, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 16K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, 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, slasher, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, crimes, mind game, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 21K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Crime, 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, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, writers, stalking, woman in danger, psychopath, axe, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, new york state, rhode island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, danger, attempted murder, female killer, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, laser, psychopath, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stalking, investigation, private detective, masked killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, vatican, rome italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, crimes, psychopath, murder, police investigation, vengeance, track down, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.6
 19K
Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: dark, psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mystery, amateur detective, woman in danger, siblings relations, murder, death, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rome italy, new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 10K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, violence, investigation, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, journalism, gory, woman in danger, teenage life, haunted by the past, deadly, amateur detective, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 66K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ritual sacrifice, dead woman, ballet, corporal punishment, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, dance performance, psychotherapist, witchcraft, choreography, secret ...
Time: 70s, year 1948, year 1977, year 1943, post world war two
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, ohio, east berlin east germany, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 7K
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, maniac, heart attack, psycho killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 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: slasher, splatter, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday party, birthday, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 5K
Like Minds (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A forensic psychologist must determine if a minor should be charged with murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, who done it, mysterious character, danger, psychopath, teenage life, youth, school, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blade of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Austria
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Newly married to an older man, Julie returns to Vienna, where a razor wielding slasher is killing women. Jean, her cruel and sadistic former lover, immediately contacts her, certain that only he can satisfy her strange vice. But she rejects him. She ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, disturbing, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, murder, obsession, woman in danger, love triangle, danger, mysterious character, cult, deadly, crimes, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, turin italy, sicily italy, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 8K
Amsterdamned (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mystery, danger, track down, murder mystery, unknown killer, diving ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, asthma, murder, psychopath, serial killer, high school, martial arts, burned alive, sleeping, disfigurement, resurrection, sadism ...
Time: 80s
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 25K
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: slasher, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, starting over, motel, voyeur, revenge, mental illness, gory, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 77K
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: slasher, psycho film, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, mask, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, graphic violence, stalking, small town, obsession, sheriff, knife murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, mystery, mysterious death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: anthology, suspenseful, scary, rough, stylized ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, greed, ghost, rivalry, investigation, hallucination, photographer, nightmare, cat, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: new york, pittsburgh, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, supernatural, mad scientist, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, ghost, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 68K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, fbi, mind game, profiler, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, baltimore, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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: slasher, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, mind game, crime, rivalry, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, scary, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mind game, serial killer, gory, master criminal, deathtrap, survival, deadly, race against time, support group, police investigation, blindfolded, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 327K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children, uncover truth, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 5K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, crime, police detective, police investigation, mountain, ritual, corpse, crimes, faked death, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%