Movies like The Skin I Live In

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The Skin I Live In (2011)
 7.6
 136K
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, twists and turns, disturbing, melancholic, non-linear, clever, stylized, macabre, gloomy ...
Plot: gender bending, mad scientist, twists & turns, isolation, rape, sexual perversion, physical appearance, obsession, insanity, vengeance, plastic surgery, betrayal, surgery, disfigurement, tragic love, life is a bitch, secrets, skin, kidnapping, doctors, dress, disappearance, confined, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about obsession, weird, brutality, storytelling, runaway, murder and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Skin I Live In: Talk to Her (2002), Oldboy (2003), Matador (1986), The Flower of My Secret (1995), The Comfort of Strangers (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 103K
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, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, power of love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 505K
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, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, revenge, vengeance, mind game, confined, loneliness, sin, brother sister incest, older man younger woman relationship, losing-it hero, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 80s, year 2003 ...
Place: korea, asia, manhattan new york city, hong kong, south korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 11K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, crimes of passion, mentally unstable, femme fatale, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, contemplative, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, introspection, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 353K
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, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, insanity, paranoia, torment, neo noir, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, neo noir, filmmaking, blind character, actress, love, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 40K
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, year 1988, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, transplant, transsexual, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, nurse, letter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 33K
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: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, insanity, self mutilation, isolated place, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 114K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, loner, cheating, loneliness, insanity, stalker, voyeurism, undercover, impersonating, infidelity, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, deadly, crimes, psychopath, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, victim ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 15K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, kidnapping, rivalry, confined, partners, loss of child, captivity, parents and children, murder, torture, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 90K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 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: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 11K
Law of Desire (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, passion, family relations, obsession, love and romance, romance, gender, memory loss, parents and children, movie business, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, murder, rape, gory, serial killer, danger, dangerous attraction, addiction, eroticism, violence, honeymoon, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, missing person, isolation, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 12K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: manipulation, nightmare, mind game, social relations, human nature, manipulations, obsession, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, college, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 3K
Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is a sympathetic recluse with severe social problems, an addiction to VHS action films and a horrible moustache. Occasionally he snaps and murder is the result…
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, isolation, loneliness, police, crimes, deadly, psychopath, insanity, incompetence, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 268
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 1K
Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, isolation, mental illness, losing-it hero, hospital, hypnosis, doctor, mind game, mental institution, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 17K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, danger, mentally unstable, social misfits, dangerous animal, psychopath, boss and employee, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 6K
Shrew's Nest (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: isolation, hidden, secret, murder, agoraphobia, hallucination, neighbor, confined, family relations, obsession, deadly, orphan ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 90K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nervous breakdown, delusion, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, twist ending, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, jealousy, isolation, infidelity, secret room, bunker, disappearance, strong sexual content, police investigation, missing woman, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 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, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 36K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: isolation, woman in danger, yacht, married couple, ship, psychopath, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, danger, manic, sinking boat ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 841K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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