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: disturbing, surreal, avant garde, enigmatic, sexy, sexual, allegory, erotic, parody, mind bending ...
Plot: gay, surrealism, lgbt, life is a bitch, social misfits, riddles and clues, experiment, homosexual, prison, murder, abusive father, mad scientist, aids, lgbtq, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, body horror, homoeroticism, love, sex, catastrophe, distopia, loneliness, violence ...
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 weird, serious, surreal and thought provoking films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, male nudity, obsession and brutality mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Horror genres. Some movies like Poison: Querelle (1982), Hustler White (1996), Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989), Timecode (2000), Wedding Trough (1974). 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: sexy, art house, surreal, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, murder, lgbt, surrealism, homosexuality, sex, serial killer, betrayal, sexual abuse, crimes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
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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: sexy, clever, sexual, surreal, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, male prostitute, gay sex, male prostitution, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, dystopic future, crimes, gays and lesbians, lgbt, bdsm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, california
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74%
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, disturbing, psychotronic, splatter, psychedelic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, body horror, surrealism, transformation, metamorphosis, very little dialogue, hit and run, apocalypse, sex, mutilation, businessman, fetishist ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
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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: ironic, psychological, enigmatic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: manipulation, jealousy, infidelity, multiple storylines, existentialism, adaptation, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, couple relations, lesbian, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: scary, atmospheric, gothic, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, supernatural, destiny, alternate reality, monster, murder, death, frankenstein, vengeance, save the world, deadly creature ...
Time: future, 2030s, 19th century, 21st century, 1810s
Place: los angeles, geneva switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Wedding Trough (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A mad farmer falls in love with his pig and has mutant piglets with it. When the "piglets" prefer their mother over him, he hangs them all and the sow kills herself.
Style: disturbing, surreal, avant garde, experimental, serious ...
Plot: bestiality, zoophilia, surrealism, suicide by hanging, suicide, piglet, animal sex, pig, sex scene, perversion, underground, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, cerebral, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: alien, space and aliens, alien life-form, surrealism, sex scene, female nudity, supernatural romance, humanity, alien invasion, disorder, oral sex, benign alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
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58%
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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: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, monster, surrealism, hysteria, occult, serial killer, existentialism, sex, bdsm, insanity, supernatural power, dysfunctional couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, poland, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, science, mad scientist, scientist, teleportation, mutation, transformation, tragic love, monster, body horror, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Face of Another (1966)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
Style: surreal, philosophical, mind bending, allegory, twist ending ...
Plot: incest, disfigured face, brother sister incest, existentialism, female nudity, new identity, philosophy, ethics, loneliness, time travel, mental disorder, sex crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, disturbing, mind bending, enigmatic, psychedelic ...
Plot: amusement park, hallucination, surrealism, disneyland, paranoia, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, parents and children, disorder, adultery, loss of job, middle aged man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
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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: scary, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, transformation, surrealism, monster, experiment gone awry, violent, murder, divorce, supernatural, vengeance, genetically altered ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 60K
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, artsy, philosophical, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, apocalypse, sex scene, chef, human existence, love affair, romance, suffering, female nudity, post apocalypse, human nature ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, stylized, futuristic, erotic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, drug addiction, gay teenager, lgbt, youth, coming of age, friendship, social differences, apocalypse, surrealism, opposites attract, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, surrealism, family problems, erotica, first contact, gangsters, relationships, life & death, transformation, loneliness, mad scientist ...
Time: 1920s, 90s, 19th century
Place: canada, tokyo, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: surrealism, down syndrome, mental illness, obsession, social misfits, society, controversy, experiment, racism, strong sexual content, getting home, misfit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Naked Blood: Megyaku (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.
Style: disturbing, sexy, erotic, surreal, slasher ...
Plot: violence, porn, sexploitation, oedipus complex, nihilism, drug abuse, sexual perversion, sex addict, s&m, life is a bitch, crimes, mad scientist ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Spring (2014)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.
Style: scary, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: immortality, dangerous attraction, monster, mysterious woman, romance, love, transformation, supernatural, small town, magic realism, werewolf, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, new jersey, rome italy, naples italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: scary, psychological, disturbing, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, addiction, philosophy, drug abuse, infection, transformation, university, obsession, human nature, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, gothic, surreal, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, lesbian vampire, lesbian, sexploitation, lesbian sex, erotica, female protagonist, supernatural, obsession, fondling, cult, striptease ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, 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, psychological, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, surrealism, drug addict, homosexuality, insect, drug abuse, cockroach, giant insect, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, north africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, talky, sexy ...
Plot: gay, urban legend, gender, gay bashing, murder, character study, depression, gangsters, mentor, lgbt, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, art house, sexy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, sexualized violence, eccentricity, environment, hotel, insanity, existentialism, imagination, dreams, distopia, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: frankenstein, vengeance, mad scientist, obsession, monster, science, immortality, justice, rescue, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era, 1930s
Place: germany, geneva switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sad, sexy, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, politics, friendship, courage, homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, lgbtq, gay slur, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
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From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
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: macabre, scary, suspenseful, sexy, intense ...
Plot: body horror, monster, mad scientist, transformation, supernatural, mutant, experiment, zombie, murder, laboratory, another dimension, parallel world ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, older man younger woman relationship, teacher, human nature, sexual attraction, seduction, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), widow, infidelity, sex, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
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Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, allegory, cerebral ...
Plot: psychiatrist, allergy, housewife, quarantine, environment, paranoia, environmental, mental disorder, suburbs, contamination, female protagonist, psychosomatic illness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, bleak, art house, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, post apocalypse, surrealism, russian, scientist, human nature, wish come true, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, society, escapades ...
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, distopia, brutality, violent, violence, psychopath, nihilism, violence spree, controversy ...
Time: future, year 1995, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: britain, london, england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%