Movies like The Skin I Live In

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 7.6
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The Skin I Live In
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, disturbing, macabre, melancholic, suspenseful, clever, stylized, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: mad scientist, vengeance, rape, obsession, physical appearance, doctors, plastic surgery, insanity, betrayal, twists & turns, secrets, kidnapping, revenge, psychology, sexualized violence, identity, storytelling, sexuality, visceral, sexual abuse, stylish, pornography, dealing with death, adultery, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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Oldboy
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
South Korea
120 min.
 8.4
Repulsion
Drama, Horror, Thriller
UK
105 min.
 7.8
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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 disturbing films with plots about brutality, storytelling, secrets, psychology, dialogue, twists & turns and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Skin I Live In: Matador (1986), Broken Embraces (2009), Law of Desire (1987), Repulsion (1965), Trouble Every Day (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.0
 9K
Matador
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: obsession, serial killer, murder, rape, police investigation, sexuality, death, male nudity, sex, guilt, violence, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Broken Embraces
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, vengeance, love, romance, greed, blindness, neo noir, revenge, jealousy, relationships, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: spain, madrid, europe, ibiza
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System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
Law of Desire
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, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: gay, obsession, murder, male nudity, movie business, love, sex, pornography, parents and children, homosexuality, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
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 7.8
 41K
Repulsion
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Trouble Every Day
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: sexual, psychological, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gory, cannibalism, vampire, sex, male nudity, serial killer, hotel, violence, pornography, dangerous attraction, brutality, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
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Don't Look Now
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, death, serial killer, murder, hotel, haunted by the past, neo noir, strong sexual content, blindness, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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    User:   47%
 
 6.1
 31K
Bug
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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: paranoia, obsession, psychosis, delusion, couples, isolated place, conspiracy theory, drugs/alcohol, insanity, psychology, mental illness, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
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 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers
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, psychological, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, twins, addiction, drug addiction, insanity, drugs, loneliness, losing-it hero, strong sexual content, hotel, drinking, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Dead of Winter
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, suspense, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, kidnapping, missing person, insanity, serial killer, chase, violence, psychopath, prison, violent, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
 7.8
 31K
Confessions
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, teacher, revenge, bullying, unlikely criminals, storytelling, mentor, violence, twists & turns, brutality, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
We Are What We Are
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, gory, small town, death, crimes, secrets, family drama, splatter, doctors, police investigation, dysfunctional family, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
 80K
Take Shelter
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: atmospheric, psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, paranoia, dreams, insanity, schizophrenia, apocalypse, losing-it hero, psychology, sanity, character study, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
 6.9
 38K
Trust
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, sexual abuse, obsession, investigation, father daughter relationship, bullying, rape, parents and children, vengeance, internet, adolescence, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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 34K
After.Life
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: psychological, bleak, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, death, life & death, talking to the dead, dealing with death, danger, mentor, psychology, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
 95K
Stoker
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: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, death, murder, mysterious character, stylish, psychology, death in the family, serial killer, estate, vengeance, obsession, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
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, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, hollywood, murder, dysfunctional family, guilt, loneliness, torture, violence, sisters, psychology, camp ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
All About My Mother
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, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, drug abuse, lesbian, aids, transvestism, father daughter relationship, drug addiction, hospital, death, prostitute, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, barcelona, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   100%
 
Movie in collections
 8.4
 435K
Oldboy
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: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, incest, gory, loneliness, torture, violence, neo noir, kidnapping, guilt, insanity, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   100%
 
Stonehearst Asylum
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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, obsession, mental institution, insanity, plot twist, twists & turns, secrets, psychology, doctors and patients, psychiatry, doctors ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa, medical school, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 7.7
 319K
The Machinist
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, stylized, surreal, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, obsession, paranoia, guilt, insomnia, memory, torment, psychology, plot twist, paranoid, insanity, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, clever ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, serial killer, psychology, murder, mentally unstable, adultery, hospital, twists & turns, sex, parents and children, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
Lady in a Cage
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: crime, murder, elevator, serial killer, isolation, kidnapping, violence, brutality, violent, prison, hostages, pornography ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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I Saw the Devil
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, gory, cannibalism, vengeance, torture, crime, investigation, pornography, violence, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
 6.2
 18K
Nightwatch
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, investigation, crime, paranoia, drugs/alcohol, protagonist as suspect, prostitution, twists & turns, witnessing a crime, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
 6.2
 3K
The Ugly
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, gore, blood, revenge, mysterious character, dark fantasy, splatter, psychiatrist, bullying, stylish ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, childhood, imaginary friend, death, adoption, ghost, children, ghosts, haunted by the past, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
 7.0
 3K
Sweeney Todd
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, vengeance, cannibalism, obsession, murderous pair, prison, revenge, mind game, adaptation, demons ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1700s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 

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 7.5
 50K
Bad Education
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexuality, gay, catholicism, teacher, child abuse, cross dressing, boarding school, male nudity, school, clergy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, romance, sex, male nudity, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, relationships, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), love, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
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