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Poison (1991)
 6.5
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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: disturbing, surreal, avant garde, enigmatic, sexual, atmospheric, serious, cult film, art house, harsh ...
Plot: riddles and clues, life is a bitch, social misfits, aids, prison, murder, surrealism, abusive father, sexuality, love, scientist, punishment, blood, mad scientist, society, gays and lesbians, deadly, homosexual, gay, male nudity, epidemic, rape, gay love, sex scene, illness ...
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, stylized, disturbing and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, male nudity, catastrophe, storytelling, pornography, mentor and brutality mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Horror genres. Some movies like Poison: Querelle (1982), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Timecode (2000), The Fly (1986), Hustler White (1996). 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay, murder, betrayal, crimes, gangsters, couples, dishonesty, gender, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: disturbing, banned film, atmospheric, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, surrealism, brainwashing, violence, social misfits, psychopath, violent, social decay, sadism, violence spree ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, save the world, deadly creature, vengeance, deadly, mutant, destiny, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, betrayal ...
Time: future, 19th century, 21st century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: geneva switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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: scary, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, scientist, science, mutant, tragic love, research, nightmare, mutation, deadly creature, transformation, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, biting, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, bdsm, gays and lesbians, transsexual, prostitution, romance, social misfits, sexual relations, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, hit and run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, city life, androids and robots, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, cult film ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, genetically altered, danger, murder, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, terminal illness, lifestyle, gender, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, couple relations, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, teacher, police, murder, domestic violence, monster, gore, affair, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, social differences, friendship, drug addiction, gay teenager, social misfits, teenage life, society, love triangle, opposites attract, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, cambodia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, 1930s, 18th century
Place: germany, swiss alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: scary, suspenseful, macabre, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, desert, retreat, allergy, psychiatrist, illness, medicine, yuppie, couples, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Style: surreal, mind bending, enigmatic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, disorder, parents and children, surrealism, paranoia, family vacation, pursuit, husband wife relationship, hallucination, hearing voices, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural romance, space and aliens, disorder, secret identity, mysterious character, benign alien, fish out of water, alien life-form, humanity, alien invasion, drugs/alcohol, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, emotional, factual ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, poet, gay slur, artist, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, thought provoking, romantic ...
Plot: human nature, chef, human existence, love affair, scientist, suffering, chaos, romance, rage, couples, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, city life, crimes, couples, urban, gender, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 108K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: violence, fear, cruelty, insanity, guilt, hypnosis, isolation, depression, obsession, confined, death, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, lgbt, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lesbian Vampires (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
Style: erotic, surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, lesbian vampire, sexploitation, lesbian sex, obsession, supernatural, dangerous attraction, deadly, cult, gays and lesbians, woman in danger, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 2K
Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of ...
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family problems, expressionism, ghost, village, incest, family life, family relations, village life, repression, society, master and servant, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, meditative, serious ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, gang, vengeance, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, friendship, deadly, life is a bitch, youth, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, invisibility, single parent, good versus evil, ghost, sexual humiliation, serial killer, rivalry, family in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Night of the Hunted (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "The Night of the Hunted" - A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.
Style: erotic, serious, rough, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, sexual relations, imaginary, mysterious character, violence spree, chaos, kidnapping, prison, danger, time travel, memory loss, zombie ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, offbeat
Plot: androids and robots, laboratory, desert, a.i., on the road, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, imaginary, social misfits, fugitives, future dystopia ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: sincere, touching, melancholic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, punk, friendship, lesbian, society, self discovery, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, tomboy, character study, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 247K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, emotional, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, blindness, fear, survival horror, bird, suicide, murder, creature, chase, parents and children, running ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: necrophilia, obsession, youth, love and romance, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, romance, couples, sex, suicide, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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