Movies like Poison

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Poison (1991)
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Poison (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the black and white "Horror," a scientist isolates the elixir of human sexuality, drinks it, and becomes a festering, contagious murderer; a female colleague who loves him tries to help, to her peril. In "Homo," a prisoner in Fontenal prison is drawn to an inmate whom he knew some years before, at Baton juvenile institute, and whose humiliations he witnessed. This story is told in dim light, except for the bright flashbacks.
Style: sexual, disturbing, surreal, atmospheric, serious, avant garde, art house, enigmatic, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: aids, prison, sexuality, love, scientist, punishment, blood, mad scientist, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, gays and lesbians, deadly, gay, male nudity, rape, sex scene, illness, punk, homosexual, juvenile delinquent, experiment, mutation, freedom ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo

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Most similar movies to Poison

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, talky, melancholic and stylized films with plots about male nudity, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, pornography and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Poison: Querelle (1982), The Fly (1986), Longtime Companion (1989), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), A Clockwork Orange (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, stylized, offbeat, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, murder, betrayal, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gangsters, sexual relations, village life, crimes, couple relations, gang, village ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 147K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: suspense, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: experiment, mad scientist, scientist, science, mutant, tragic love, mutation, research, nightmare, deadly creature, transformation, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, couples, lifestyle, gender, unfulfillment, writer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ultimate weapon, claimed to be safe for mankind, produces global side-effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 in Switzerland where he meets Dr. Victor ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly creature, deadly, save the world, vengeance, mutant, destiny, danger, technology gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 19th century, 21st century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His ...
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, immortality, rescue, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural, mutant, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, danger, science ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: germany, swiss alps, medical school, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: banned film, atmospheric, disturbing, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, brainwashing, violence, social misfits, psychopath, surrealism, social decay, sadism, violence spree, society ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 1990s
Place: britain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 20K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, bondage, experiment, gory, supernatural, zombie, murder, experiment gone awry, escapades, laboratory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, dishonesty, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hustler White (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.
Style: sexual, clever, cynical, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, bdsm, gays and lesbians, prostitution, society, transsexual, gender, prostitute, strong sexual content, low lives, hit and run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, sexual, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, gory, deadly, rivalry, memory loss, ghost, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, lgbt, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 1K
Habit (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who draws him away from his friends and into a ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: vampire, garlic, aids, blood, memory loss, halloween, deadly, solace, couples, alcohol abuse, mind game, thanksgiving ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 11K
Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, desert, retreat, illness, allergy, psychiatrist, medicine, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: aids, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, poet, gay slur, artist, writer's life, childhood, idealism, freedom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 3K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: disturbing, sexual, psychological, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, necrophilia, youth, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, sex, suicide, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 16K
Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: sexual, scary, offbeat, serious, rough ...
Plot: zombie, body horror, parasite, mad scientist, gory, island, race against time, chaos and mayhem, dangerous attraction, chases and races, violence spree, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 52K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, scientist, human existence, love affair, human nature, epidemic, suffering, chaos, memory, anarchy, romance, rage ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 8K
Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, futuristic, stylized, sexual, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, apocalypse, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, gay teenager, opposites attract, social misfits, society, love triangle, estrangement, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.4
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, punk, best friend, friendship, lesbian, homosexuality, love and romance, gays and lesbians, best friends, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 21K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, infidelity, breakdown, domestic violence, monster, murder, police, teacher, affair, gore, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, erotic, pre war, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, sexual relations, explicit sex, strong sexual content, tragic love, geisha, jealousy, passion, master and servant, prostitute, gays and lesbians, severed penis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexual, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, racism, dishonesty, couples, gender, society, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 31K
Shortbus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of New Yorkers caught up in their milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. The characters converge in a weekly Brooklyn social/artistic/sexual salon "Shortbus", loosely ...
Style: sexual, stylized, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: sexuality, erection, sexual relations, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, looking for love, homosexual, s&m, swinger, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, self discovery, pregnancy, love triangle, bisexual, tantrum, gays and lesbians, lgbt, gender, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: ohio, usa, new york, arizona, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, life is a bitch, friendship, homosexual, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1983, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 13K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, supernatural, sexual abuse, single parent, invisibility, good versus evil, ghost, vengeance, serial killer, nobody believes, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, urban, lifestyle, hanging, teenage life, couples, buddies, youth, opposites attract, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, new york, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 39K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, vampire hunter, infected, post apocalypse, on the road, society, hunt down, danger, nun, zombie, religious fanaticism ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 23K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: mutant, body horror, experiment gone awry, transformation, genetically altered, danger, murder, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 89K
Hibrid (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops ...
Style: sexual, stylized, rough, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: genetic engineering, cloning, monster, danger, experiment gone awry, supernatural, imaginary, laboratory, genetics, couple relations, ambition, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%