Movies like The Skin I Live In

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 7.6
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Original name: La piel que habito
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, macabre, melancholic, clever, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: mad scientist, physical appearance, rape, sexual perversion, isolation, gender bending, surgery, vengeance, plastic surgery, insanity, betrayal, kidnapping, obsession, doctors, tragic love, twists & turns, secrets, confined, life is a bitch, sexualized violence, plastic surgeon, skin, dress, seduction, disfigurement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about murder, brutality, psychology, twists & turns, mentor, danger and insanity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Skin I Live In: Oldboy (2003), Cargo 200 (2007), Stoker (2013), Matador (1986), Talk to Her (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.4
 435K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, incest, mind game, secret, losing-it hero, sin, revenge, loneliness, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, hong kong ...
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100%
 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kidnapping, murder, sexual perversion, hostages, crimes, rape, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 95K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, youth, family relations, masturbation, funeral, estate, death in the family, parents and children, danger, deadly, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 9K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: sexual, erotic, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, rape, murder, necrophilia, matador, angel, serial killer, rapist, perversion, female killer, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 8.0
 95K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, rape, coma, suicide, couple relations, journalist, obsession, tragic love, sexual abuse, nurse, ballet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, insanity, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, twists & turns, torture, psychiatrist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, transsexual, birthday, lesbian, aids, actress, transplant, nun, redemption, friendship, autograph ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 319K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mysterious character, corpse, layoff, mechanic, paranoia, hallucinations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.8
 157K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, escape attempt, rage, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, kidnapping, insanity, murder, recluse, aging, vaudeville, forgery, haunted by the past, pianist, newspaper ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, sexual ...
Plot: missing person, couples, infidelity, strong sexual content, isolation, jealousy, police investigation, bunker, secret room, hidden door, secret, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, south america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, siblings relations, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 135K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, clever ...
Plot: captivity, survival, isolation, danger, confined, terrorism, race against time, desperation, fear, characters in danger, chases and races, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 14K
Chained (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A serial killer kidnaps a young boy after murdering his mother, then raises him to be his accomplice. After years in captivity, the boy must choose between escaping or following in his captor's bloody footprints.
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: captivity, serial killer, crimes, confined, escape attempt, taxi driver, psychopath, slavery, kidnapping, slave, chained, isolated house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, mad scientist, crimes, kidnapping, body horror, confined, insanity, excrement, victim, brutality, violence, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: clever, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, love, neo noir, filmmaking, vengeance, confession, secretary, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 20K
American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, plastic surgery, amputation, gory, nightclub, physical appearance, revenge, brutality, serial killer, doctors, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, delusion, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, self mutilation, parasite, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.7
 85K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, rape, torture, prison life, humiliation, experiment gone awry, violence, disorder, warden, fist fighting, aggression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 8K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, gory, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, contests and competitions, mind game, rivalry, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 604
Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, mentally unstable, obsession, crimes, danger, tattoo, voyeurism, woman in danger, confined, bondage, shower, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, orphan, haunted house, psychic, haunted by the past, supernatural, missing child, seance, death, paranormal activity, hallucinations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 235K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, haunted house, supernatural, survival, fear, hotel, insanity, hotel room, danger, paranormal activity, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 3K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: island, vengeance, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, mind game, couple relations, rescue, woman in danger, lake or river, stalking, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We Are Monsters (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Emma is kidnapped and imprisoned by a trio of psychopaths.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting
Plot: rape, vengeance, woman in danger, confined, crimes, survival, danger, brutality, violence, torture, abduction, escape attempt ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 144K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: age difference, vengeance, sexual abuse, torture, mind game, seduction, adolescence, child abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, manipulation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 102
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, confined, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, vengeance, drunk driving, family tragedy, haunted by the past, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 21K
The Vanishing (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman (Sandra Bullock) mysteriously disappears, sending her boyfriend Jeff (Kiefer Sutherland) on a years-long quest to find her. Not even a new love (Nancy Travis) can keep him from his obsessive search. All the while, the calculating ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, crimes, obsession, kidnapping, buried alive, presumed dead, gas station, painting, deadly, mystery, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 41K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, obsession, danger, crimes, mystery, teenage life, deadly, murder, psychologist, police investigation, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, mentally unstable, obsession, collector, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, butterfly, loneliness, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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