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, twists and turns, disturbing, melancholic, tense, clever, stylized, macabre, gloomy ...
Plot: mad scientist, sexual perversion, physical appearance, isolation, twists & turns, surgery, gender bending, rape, plastic surgery, insanity, obsession, disfigurement, vengeance, skin, betrayal, kidnapping, doctors, secrets, dress, confined, tragic love, life is a bitch, disappearance, plastic surgeon, accident ...
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 disturbing films with plots about storytelling, brutality, psychology, twists & turns, secrets, obsession and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Skin I Live In: Talk to Her (2002), Cargo 200 (2007), Stoker (2013), Matador (1986), Misery (1990). 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, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
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, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
⇓ 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, rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual perversion, murder, sexual abuse, kidnapping, sexual torture, sadism, rape, crimes, hostage, rape victim, hostages, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, 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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, estate, youth, disappearance, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serial killer, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, crimes, crimes of passion, mentally unstable, femme fatale, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
26%
 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, bleak, mind bending, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, losing-it hero, uncover truth, mysterious character, torment, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, taunting, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, old mansion, murder, pianist, forgery, jealousy, actress, haunted by the past, newspaper, recluse ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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, tense ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, aids, transsexual, transplant, friendship, redemption, lesbian, nurse, psychiatrist, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Plot: danger, woman in danger, isolation, crimes, deadly, missing person, psychopath, insanity, imprisonment, attic, victim, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, rape, trust, airport, sex, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, kidnapping, partners, confined, parents and children, crimes, captivity, rivalry, loss of child, murder, torture, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, obsession, insanity, love triangle, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, body horror, murder, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, mystery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
They Look Like People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, supernatural, demons, secrets, twists & turns, unlikely friendships, psychology, demon, insanity, obsession, nail gun ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 109K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, stalker, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, mind game, impersonating, undercover, dishonesty, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: pedophile, age difference, torture, vengeance, pedophilia, sexual abuse, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, manipulation, sociopath, seduction, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, captivity, isolation, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 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, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, mystery, police investigation, femme fatale, investigation, manipulation, disappearance, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, psychopath, serial killer, captivity, mind game, race against time, plot twist, survival, insanity, trapped, master criminal, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: torture, prison, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, love, filmmaking, actress, neo noir, couple relations, romance, tragic love ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ 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: psychological, rough, serious, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, vengeance, supernatural, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
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, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, deadly, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, social relations, mind game, human nature, manipulations, obsession, youth, dishonesty, college, rivalry, fear, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 44K
Don't Look Now (1973)
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, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, hallucination, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, family relations, crimes, serial killer, psychic, grieving ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 84K
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, nightmare, delusion, fear, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, twist ending, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, revenge, vengeance, losing-it hero, secret, loneliness, sin, older man younger woman relationship, confined, mind game, brother sister incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, psychopath, prostitute, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, danger, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.7
 22K
Captivity (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sought-after images of top model, Jennifer, adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, kidnapping, torture, psychopath, escape, isolation, danger, crimes, mind game, confined, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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