Movies like The Skin I Live In

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The Skin I Live In (2011)
 7.6
 125K
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Original name: La piel que habito
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
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, disturbing, macabre, melancholic, tense, clever, stylized, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: mad scientist, physical appearance, sexual perversion, surgery, isolation, rape, gender bending, twists & turns, insanity, obsession, disfigurement, vengeance, plastic surgery, betrayal, kidnapping, doctors, secrets, plastic surgeon, skin, dress, confined, tragic love, life is a bitch, accident, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006
Place: spain, europe

Most similar movies to The Skin I Live In

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about storytelling, murder, obsession, brutality, insanity, violence and secrets mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Skin I Live In: Talk to Her (2002), Oldboy (2003), Cargo 200 (2007), Stoker (2013), Matador (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 98K
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, sincere, captivating, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, power of love, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 466K
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, losing-it hero, secret, revenge, vengeance, loneliness, brother sister incest, sin, mind game, confined, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 7K
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: bleak, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, sadism, hostages, psycho killer, crimes, woman in danger, isolation, kidnapped girl, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 98K
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, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, masturbation, family relations, youth, under the surface, disappearance, estate, family problems, parents and children, danger, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 10K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, perversion, serial killer, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, sexual relations, crimes, mentally unstable, crimes of passion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, danger, couples, couple relations, love and romance, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, swinger couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ 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, gothic, atmospheric, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, insanity, mental patient, doctors and patients, twists & turns, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 167K
Misery (1990)
Genre: 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, psycho film ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, obsessed fan, manic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, kidnapping, murder, haunted by the past, actress, forgery, jealousy, pianist, newspaper, vaudeville, aging ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
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, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, torment, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, lesbian, aids, transsexual, transplant, friendship, redemption, pregnancy, loss of son, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, guilt, haunted house, nightmare, suicide, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, mentally unstable, family relations, danger, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 148K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: 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, twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, manipulation, sociopath, seduction, older man younger woman relationship, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 11K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, social relations, human nature, mind game, manipulations, youth, obsession, dishonesty, rivalry, college, fear, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, rivalry, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, vengeance, supernatural, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, bondage ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: attic, danger, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, prison, missing person, psychopath, isolation, twins, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 37K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
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: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, insanity, addiction, bondage, medical profession, gynecologist, spectacle, murder, sadism, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
 7.7
 88K
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, thought provoking, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, torture, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 14K
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, kidnapping, partners, rivalry, loss of child, confined, crimes, parents and children, captivity, murder, torture, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Lady in a Cage (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, prostitute, psychopath, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, kidnapping, serial killer, gang, deadly, prison life ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
In a Glass Cage (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, war criminal, murder, sadism, torture, insanity, obsession, psychopath, mind game, haunted by the past, isolation, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, stylized, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, jealousy, love triangle, destructive relationship, love, actress, neo noir, secretary, confession, filmmaking, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, femme fatale, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape and revenge, rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, murder, psychopath, revenge, cruelty, brutality, danger, serial killer, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, england, europe, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Trouble Every Day (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scientist Shane Brown neglects his new bride, instead spending their honeymoon searching for an old colleague who disappeared after a research paper he had written was discredited by the medical community. It turns out that Dr. Semeneau is living in ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, murder, eroticism, rape, gory, serial killer, danger, dangerous attraction, addiction, violence, honeymoon, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 31K
May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, loneliness, murder, social misfits, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, disfigurement, misfit, insanity, lesbian, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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