Movies like Possession

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Possession (1981)
 7.3
 32K
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 bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, enigmatic, macabre, unusual plot structure, disturbing, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, supernatural, family problems, perversion, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement, sexual perversion, graphic violence, supernatural power, dysfunctional marriage, hysterical woman, irrational behavior, dysfunctional couple, teacher, police, murder, domestic violence, private detective, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland, east germany

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Most similar movies to Possession

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, weird, disturbing and psychological films with plots about obsession, brutality, storytelling, insanity, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Possession: She-Shaman (1996), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Crash (1996), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Devil (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 2K
She-Shaman (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Poland, France, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of an anthropology professor Michal's who as the movie progresses develops two overwhelming obsessions. The first one is a mummified, 3,000 year-old, perfectly preserved body of a Shaman he and his colleagues have recently dragged out ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psycho sexual, mysterious, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, explicit sex, strong sexual content, couples, archeological dig, sex, college student, insanity, professor, nymphomaniac, anthropology, young girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, neo noir, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, police brutality, mind game, mental illness, apocalypse, monster, small town, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 60K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, sexual perversion, sexuality, sexual relations, masochism, explicit sex, obsession, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, hallucination, incest, supernatural, seduction, diary, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: canada, washington state, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 2K
The Devil (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across ...
Style: scary, slasher, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: sex with mother, werewolf, mother son incest, mate swapping, religions or cults, chaos, losing-it hero, politics, society, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, violence spree ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: poland, europe, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 53K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, delusion, repression, virginity, loneliness, rapist, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Trouble Every Day (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scientist Shane Brown neglects his new bride, instead spending their honeymoon searching for an old colleague who disappeared after a research paper he had written was discredited by the medical community. It turns out that Dr. Semeneau is living in ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, murder, eroticism, rape, serial killer, dangerous attraction, addiction, violence, honeymoon, laboratory, cannibal, male masturbation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, ghana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 213K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, housewife, demonic possession, evil wins, witch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1965
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, libertine, sexual cruelty, torture, obsession, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
Martin (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vampire, murder, supernatural, curse, hidden identity, teenage life, crimes, golden years, socially awkward, violence, serial killer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 35K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, conspiracy theory, couples, losing-it hero, psychosis, obsession, delusion, mental illness, addiction, self mutilation, parasite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 8K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, curse, mystery, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, catastrophe, death, psychopath ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, surrealism, immortality, small town, hidden identity, supernatural, deadly creature, plague, introspection, loneliness, death, insanity ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, bulgaria, europe, black sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 3K
Blind Beast (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind sculptor and his mother kidnap a young woman and use her as a model. In the darkness of an abandoned warehouse, she suffers at the hands of the artist, eventually losing both her sight and her mind as whips give way to knives and knives give ...
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: s&m, kidnapping, obsession, blind man, model, bondage, couples, fashion, crimes, mental illness, destructive relationship, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 16K
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: demon rape, rape, invisibility, sexual humiliation, sexual abuse, ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, single parent, woman in danger, serial killer, nobody believes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 47K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, addiction, gynecologist, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, body horror ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 21K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, dwarf, mental institution, elephant, suicide, circus, shrine, funeral ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 55K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, premonition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 14K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, haunted, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 7K
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, sexual, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, gangsters, love and romance, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 7K
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: psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, siblings relations, mentally unstable, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 6K
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, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, psychopath, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 10K
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, university, philosophy, drug abuse, infection, obsession, human nature, supernatural, life is a bitch, murder, mass murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: s&m, sexual perversion, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, war crime, eroticism, sexual abuse, graphic violence, hotel, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s, post world war two ...
Place: vienna, europe, frankfurt germany, hungary, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 80K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: sadism, femme fatale, torture, psychopath, sadistic horror, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, violence, perversion, obsession, actress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 26K
The Hunger (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miriam and John are an elegant couple with a dark secret: they are vampires. Feeding on human blood, Miriam has lived for over 2000 years. She gave her lover the gift of eternal life and together they hunt. But John begins aging rapidly, he seeks ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, gothic, scary ...
Plot: lesbian sex, goth, femme fatale, vampire, immortality, attic, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, couples, dangerous attraction, couple relations, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 8K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: seance, surrealism, mystery, insanity, mind game, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, family problems, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, suburban life, love and romance, adultery, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 18K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: drifter, mysterious character, dishonesty, family relations, nightmare, manipulation, hidden identity, life turned upside down, supernatural, mystery, terrorizing, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: murder, obsession, ocean, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%