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Presence of Mind (1999)
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Presence of Mind (1999)
Original name: El celo
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella Jones). She is hired by their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), who became the guardian of the youngsters after the death of their parents. While the governess is initially enthusiastic about her job, Miles and Flora soon prove to be quite a handful, and the housekeeper Mrs. Grose (Lauren Bacall), who oversees most of the activities at the Master's estate, is openly antagonistic to her. Before long, the governess discovers the house bears a dark secret involving Miss Jessel (Dayne Danika), the previous governess, and Fosc (Agusti Villaronga), the Master's former valet. El Celo was the first feature from director Antoni Aloy.
Style: scary, gothic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, stylized, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family relations, family problems, family in danger, woman in danger, death in the family, master and servant, mysterious character, afterlife, estate, governess, possession, ghost story, evil child, youth, nanny, terrorism, orphan, supernatural ability, society, custody ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 20th century, victorian
Place: england, spain

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Most similar movies to Presence of Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, haunted house, haunted by the past, family relations and chase mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Presence of Mind: The Innocents (1961), Haunted (1995), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Wake Wood (2009), In a Dark Place (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Innocents (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, old mansion, children, hide and seek, mystery, afterlife, mental disorder, haunted, evil child, imagination ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: gothic, scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, mystery, betrayal, nanny, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, siblings relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, enigmatic, dark fantasy, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural horror, ghost, afterlife, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, lake, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Wake Wood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, pagan, ritual, grief, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, spouse in danger, small town, dealing with death, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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In a Dark Place (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, sexual abuse, child abuse, nanny, mystery, supernatural, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family in danger, governess, estate, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Turn of the Screw (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what they seem to be--in fact, they are possessed by the ...
Style: serious, mind bending, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, youth, governess, haunted house, possession, ghost, supernatural, family relations, estate, isolation, curses spells and rituals, understanding ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Turn of the Screw (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.
Style: slasher, gothic, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: nanny, ghost, governess, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, possession, mystery, mysterious character, losing-it hero, master and servant, mischievous children, supernatural ability ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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39%
The Turn of the Screw (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, gothic horror ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, mystery, nanny, mentally unstable, estate, repression, children, female nudity, youth, governess ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, losing-it hero, uncover truth, mystery, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, missing child, occult, supernatural ability, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, family problems, afterlife, paranormal phenomena, zombie ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wyvern Mystery (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After precipitating the death of a tenant with whom he has been feuding, Squire Fairfield brings the dead man's young daughter to live in Wyvern Manor. Alice grows up thinking the squire is her kind benefactor, and falls in love with one of his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, serious, gothic ...
Plot: orphan, ghost, uncover truth, mysterious character, supernatural, family problems, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, couple relations, adoption, infection ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, world war two, supernatural horror, child in peril, death of child, ghost story, little girl, countryside, afterlife, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the late 18th century, two newlyweds move into the stately mansion of husband Charles Fengriffen. The bride, Catherine, falls victim to a curse placed by a wronged servant on the Fengriffen family and all its descendants.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: curse, ghost, afterlife, haunted house, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted by the past, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural ability, vampire, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural ability, parents and children, adoption, obsession, adopted son, children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 278
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, golden years, schizophrenia, spirit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 1K
The Chair (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Psychology student Danielle inadvertently wakes a evil spirit while renting a century old Victorian house. In setting out to prove his existence, Danielle inadvertently frees and becomes a puppet of the spirit of serial killer Edgar Crowe. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, supernatural, ghost, psychopath, supernatural ability, crimes, haunted by the past, woman in danger, amateur detective, curses spells and rituals, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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66%
 6.4
 67K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, afterlife, boarding school, fear, investigation, haunted by the past, teacher, boarding school life, supernatural horror, murder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 155K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, afterlife, death, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, orphan, life is a bitch, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Nightcomers (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.
Style: gothic, gothic horror, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: animal cruelty, mansion, obsession, orphan, youth, bondage, bow and arrow, boat, children, brother sister relationship, father figure, lust ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.8
 421
Purgatory (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A woman must survive the night after she welcomes a neighbor's child into her home.
Style: tense, psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, reincarnation, isolation, loneliness, woman in danger, supernatural, neighbor, paranormal activity, family in danger, evil force, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, who done it, murder, haunted by the past, small town life, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
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63%
 5.7
 2K
Uninvited (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Impaired by amnesia, Jeong-won (Shin-yang Park) can't remember his youth -- until he meets Yeon (Ji-hyun Jun), a psychic who may be able to uncover his past. After witnessing the horrific deaths of children, both share dreamlike visions of ...
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural, society, dealing with death, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, murder, family in danger, missing child, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, poland
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62%
 4.5
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: scary, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, mentally unstable, woman in danger, haunted by the past, isolation, writer's life, mind game, confined, uncover truth, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.4
 355
The Matrimony (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman finds the key to a room in the attic that her husband forbids her from entering. When she opens the door, she is confronted with the haunting existence of the woman her husband refuses to forget.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural romance, murder, ghost, true love, love triangle, supernatural, mysterious character, couples, couple relations, love affair, reincarnation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 813
Ghost Son (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Ghost Son" takes place in South Africa. A married couple Stacey and Mark live on the farm with their black teenage maid. Mark and Stacey love each other deeply. Unfortunately Mark dies in a tragic truck accident.Stacey returns to the farm ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, slasher
Plot: pregnancy, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family in danger, missing child, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, supernatural ability, uncover truth, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Turn of the Screw (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Spanish version of Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw".
Style: gothic, sexy, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, religion, mansion, supernatural, children, homoeroticism, dead child, beach, boy, governess, gay interest, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 799
The Heirloom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.
Style: suspense, serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, inheritance, haunted by the past, supernatural, family relations, family problems, curses spells and rituals, domestic disturbance, estate, family secret, vengeance, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
Style: gothic, twists and turns, surreal, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, monster, black cat, obsession, mystery, cemetery, riding accident, stonehenge, presumed dead, father daughter relationship, demon ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
When I Was Alive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After losing his job and the end of his marriage, Júnior returns to his father's house. But that is not his childhood house anymore. His old room has been rented by a young woman and the place feels unwelcome and oppressive. Júnior develops ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, obsession, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, family relations, homecoming, danger, indoor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Haunting of Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
Style: slasher, gothic, psychotronic, macabre, sad ...
Plot: ghost, basement, mental breakdown, death, haunted house, evil child, mental disorder, female psychopath, young girl, seance, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%