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, 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, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, boarding school life, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, doctor, chimpanzee, investigation, supernatural ability, amateur detective, mind game, school, mystery, rivalry, freak, revenge, mental illness, maniac, survival, gory, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, 20th century, year 1985
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, munich germany

Most similar movies to Dario Argento's Phenomena

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films with plots about crimes, murder, slasher, violence, deadly, gore and blood mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dario Argento's Phenomena: Deep Red (1975), Suspiria (1977), Opera (1987), The Card Player (2004), Shadow (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: murder, family in danger, psychopath, danger, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, track down, mind game, woman in danger, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, lebanon, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 70K
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, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian subtext, murder, witch, dancer's life, coven, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger, student life, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 13K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, slasher, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, vengeance, cult, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, psychopath, voyeurism, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, attempted murder, danger, female killer, maniac, stalking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, police investigation, investigation, psychopath, murder, police, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 18K
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, axe, writer's life, mystery, investigation, gory, dark and stormy night, obsession, crime, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy, new york state, rome italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 6K
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, journalism, gory, haunted by the past, amateur detective, deadly, teenage life, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, insomnia, sadism, police investigation, mystery, midget, prostitute, corpse, drowning, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, car chase, perversion, stalking, blind man, mystery, gory, chase, crime, anchor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, realistic ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, violence, investigation, ghost, anthology, cat, photographer, hallucination, gory, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 17K
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: stylized, atmospheric, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, witch, college, danger, gory, slasher, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 101K
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, scary, gothic, psycho film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, college, school, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, vengeance, mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, surreal, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, gory, deadly, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, serial murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, vengeance, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, slasher, murder, human monster, prostitute, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.2
 264K
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, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, small town, who done it, psychopath, teenage life, danger, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 2K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: beach, murder, slasher, island, danger, psychopath, violence, evil, nightmare, dream, fear, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 301K
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, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 356K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, mind game, race against time, survival, insanity, gory, master criminal, trapped, game of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.1
 5K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, slasher, woman in danger, crimes, violence spree, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 23K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, youth, danger, teenage life, violence, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 68K
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, psycho film, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, small town, obsession, stalking, psychopath, sheriff, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: psycho film, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, psychopathic killer, gory, creep, mystery killer, investigation, mystery, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 64K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, home invasion, massacre, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, slasher, serial killer, chase, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, southern france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 107K
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, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, danger, teenager, maniac, fear, axe, lake, gory, camp, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, danger, mental illness, psychopath, voyeurism, christmas, santa claus, knife murder, deadly, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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