Movies like Pin

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Pin (1988)
 6.6
 4K
Pin (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict doctor and his wife are killed in a car crash, his son (Leon) transfers his alter-ego into Pin, whom he always believed was alive. He starts using Pin as an excuse to over-protect his sister (Ursula) from admirers and deflect unwanted intrusions, even to the extent of committing murder.
Style: psychological, scary, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: mental illness, murder, mind game, police, doll, birthday, doctor, dysfunctional family, blood, car accident, ventriloquism, crimes, obsession, psychopath, family relations, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, possessiveness, delusion, student, blonde, female nudity, running, telephone ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Pin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, danger and mind game mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pin: The Stepfather (1987), The Dark Hours (2005), Don't Look in the Basement (1973), Stepfather II (1989), White of the Eye (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, family relations, maniac, investigation, real estate agent, shower, murder of family, teenager, widow, stepfather ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Dark Hours (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Dr. Samantha Goodman is a beautiful, young psychiatrist. Burnt out, she drives to the family’s winter cottage to spend time with her husband and sister. A relaxing weekend is jarringly interrupted when a terrifying and unexpected guest arrives. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, hostage, psychiatrist, surrealism, obsession, doctors and patients, vengeance, mind game, crimes, deadly, game, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, mind game, losing-it hero, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Stepfather II (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, mental institution, stepfather, maniac, wedding, dentist, violence, deadly, crimes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, dishonesty, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, slasher ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
 565
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, couples, psychopath, mysterious character, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, investigation, supernatural, deadly, vengeance, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: serious, tense, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, decapitation, christmas, obsession, mental institution, orphan, danger, deadly, crimes, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
 848
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, slasher, mental illness, murder, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, murder, maniac, woman in danger, journalism, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 6K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rachel is a criminology student hoping to land a position as a teacher's assistant for professor Robert Starkman. She's sure this position will pave the way to an FBI career, and she's willing to do anything to obtain it -- including ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, college, obsession, fbi, slasher, student life, rivalry, mind game, blind ambition, competition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bloody Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: slasher, murder, solar eclipse, birthday, elementary school, children, supernatural, crimes, crime, family life, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 70s, year 1970
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 981
Black House (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums.
Style: serious, scary, mind bending, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, insurance investigator, psychopath, insurance fraud, insurance policy, police, serial killer, wound, stabbing, investigation, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 105K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.3
 638
Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, deadly, rivalry, youth, student life, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, slasher, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, split personality, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 71K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, car, chase, classic car, survival, supernatural, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, doll, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, disability, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Black Cadillac (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense
Plot: car chase, friendship, mind game, escapades, danger, chase, murder, survival, crimes, rivalry, deadly, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 2K
Scissors (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries to help her over the attack, but when she is invited to a ...
Style: atmospheric, surprise ending, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: twins, neo noir, woman in danger, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, mind game, losing-it hero, mental illness, female protagonist, attempted rape, psychoanalysis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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 ⇓
63%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, voyeur, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, mind game, danger, tractor ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 2K
The Incubus (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, mysterious character, slasher, dangerous attraction, teenage life, mind game, supernatural ability, amateur detective, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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 ⇓
62%
 4.6
 1K
Knife Edge (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, gory, couples, crimes, danger, stalking, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 434
The Neighbor (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, couples, dangerous attraction, obsession, deadly, danger, mind game, crimes, family problems, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1943
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 3K
Ripper (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police detective, college, haunted by the past, police investigation, mind game, slasher, gory, deadly, danger, law enforcement, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 6K
Walled In (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Having finally secured her first assignment from her family's demolition business, Sam Walczak (Mischa Barton) is sent to supervise the destruction of an apartment house, only to discover a group of tenants still living in the condemned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, building, tomb, suicide, nightmare, architect, vengeance, investigation, confined, supernatural, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, hostages, danger, woman in danger, isolation, murder, obsession, hostage, espionage, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%