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Poison (1991)
 6.5
 4K
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, sexy, atmospheric, serious, experimental, allegory ...
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, epidemic, rape, gay love, sex scene ...
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, disturbing, melancholic and stylized films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), weird, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, male nudity and brutality mostly in Drama, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Poison: Querelle (1982), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Timecode (2000), Possession (1981), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 6K
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, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, love and romance, gang, dishonesty, drug dealing, gender, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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, controversial, banned film, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence spree, psychopath, violence, social misfits, sadism, violent, distopia ...
Time: future, 70s, 90s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, multiple storylines, couple relations, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, actor's life, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, deadly creature, save the world, mutant, vengeance, destiny, danger, betrayal, chaos ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 21st century, 1800s ...
Place: los angeles, switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.4
 24K
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, graphic violence, murder, police, breakdown, monster, gore, affair, teacher, domestic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: space and aliens, supernatural romance, alien life-form, disorder, fish out of water, benign alien, secret identity, mysterious character, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sexy, clever, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bdsm, gay sex, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, crimes, prostitution, misfit, hit and run, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 25K
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: mutant, body horror, experiment gone awry, transformation, genetically altered, danger, murder, attic, strangulation, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, youth, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, love triangle, teenage life, estrangement, opposites attract, social misfits, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 22K
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, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Addiction (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, addiction, blood, violence, university, philosophy, drug abuse, obsession, life is a bitch, human nature, supernatural, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 156K
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, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mutant, science, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, nightmare, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, parents and children, disorder, surrealism, paranoia, hallucination, family vacation, pursuit, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Face of Another (1966)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
Style: serious, surreal, mind bending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, murder, obsession, laboratory, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, crimes, deadly, solitude, physical appearance, brother sister incest, identity crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, experiment gone awry, rescue, vengeance, mutant, supernatural, deadly creature, immortality, reincarnation, danger, science ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1700s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: geneva switzerland, swiss alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 55K
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: thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, rage, couples, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 13K
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, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: contamination, quarantine, housewife, desert, allergy, illness, retreat, psychiatrist, suburbs, medicine, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.1
 46K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, teacher, human nature, infidelity, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, romance, seduction, sexual attraction, passion, farm, widow ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couples, gender, crimes, urban, city life, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 114K
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: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, guilt, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, confined, hypnosis, explicit sex, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: lesbian vampire, vampire, sexploitation, lesbian sex, obsession, deadly, supernatural, dangerous attraction, cult, gays and lesbians, gender, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: gang, murder, drug dealing, gay, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, deadly, youth, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 4K
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, sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: necrophilia, obsession, couples, youth, romance, love and romance, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 14K
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, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, demon rape, invisibility, supernatural, sexual humiliation, ghost, sexual abuse, single parent, good versus evil, woman in danger, serial killer, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, mother son incest, village, mountain, expressionism, ghost, incest, repression, master and servant, society, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 847
What Is It? (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What Is It? is the name of a 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question and answer session, slideshow and ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: down syndrome, obsession, mental illness, social misfits, society, surrealism, controversy, snail, misfit, getting home, strong sexual content, figment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: psychological, experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, supernatural, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, danger, society, life is a bitch, urban, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 6K
Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%