Movies like Psycho

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Psycho (1998)
 4.6
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Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister and a private investigator. They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious "mother" at the Bates Motel.
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, slasher, realistic ...
Plot: motel, split personality, psychopath, murder, psycho, stolen money, crimes, parents and children, isolation, eccentric family, transvestism, secret, hotel, rock, graphic violence, family relations, confined, woman in danger, mentally unstable, swamp, embezzlement, psychosis, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to Psycho

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and slasher films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, danger and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Psycho: Identity (2003), Bates Motel (2013), Orphan (2009), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014), When a Stranger Calls (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, split personality, oedipus complex, voyeurism, motel, radio dj, cross dressing, mysterious character, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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100%
 6.5
 27K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: slasher, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, starting over, voyeur, motel, revenge, mental illness, poisoning, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 246K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, mind bending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, mystery, characters killed one by one, motel, stranded, dissociative identity disorder, psychology, split personality, psychiatrist, psycho, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 106K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, mental disorder, obsession, crimes, small town, family problems, serial killer, insanity, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 5.4
 15K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, serial killer, split personality, woman in danger, voyeurism, hotel, corpse, nun, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 217K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: female psychopath, killer child, orphan, adoption, family in danger, mysterious character, parents and children, family problems, domestic disturbance, insanity, murderer, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, masked killer, murder, small town, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, teenage life, social relations, police investigation, characters killed one by one ...
Time: year 2013, year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, nanny, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, mind game, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
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6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, murder, doctors and patients, supernatural horror, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, life is a bitch, child in peril, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, rivalry, supernatural, small town life, who done it, small town ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 3K
Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, slasher ...
Plot: time loop, psychopath, death, murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, woman in danger, vengeance, destiny, rescue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 100K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, survival horror, serial killer, hostage, hidden camera, hotel, estranged couple, isolation, deception, voyeurism, murder, broken down car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 18K
Sisters (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: twins, murder, model, mystery, hallucination, insanity, amateur detective, psychopath, witness, police, neighbor, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 130K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, hostage, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, survival horror, mysterious character, isolation, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, family in danger, murder, manipulation, psychopath, confined, mind game, isolation, family secret, strangulation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.4
 9K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, stalker, murder, college, prank, strong violent content, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.5
 563
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, survival, crimes, psychopath, murder, small town, violence, diner, farm, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 113K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, mental illness, mental institution, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural, mind game, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, crazy, psycho killer, maniac, psycho ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, kidnapping, sadism, twins, torture, mistaken identity, small town, mind game, missing person, race against time, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 28K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, psychopath, valentine's day, murder, school, violence against women, success, haunted by the past, revenge, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.
Style: slasher, scary, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, voyeurism, murder, hotel, voyeur, motel, night vision, truck driver, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: slasher, rough, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, old dark house, violence, filmmaking, hollywood, hotel, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Night Walker (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Style: scary, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, laboratory, betrayal, dream, nightmare, inventions and discoveries, psychopath, couples, haunted by the past, memory loss, woman in danger, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, violence, photographer, psychopath, crimes, witnessing a crime, torture, obsession, stalking, violent, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.5
 693
The Landlady (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, scary ...
Plot: obsession, split personality, murder, disobey, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, dishonesty, blind ambition, spouse killer, stalking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, mind game, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The House on Sorority Row (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, prank, attic, serial killer, sorority, school, siblings relations, who done it, student life, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: urban legend, serial killer, murder, supernatural, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, small town, nightmare comes true, teenage life, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Stepdaughter (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a childhood spent going from one abusive foster home to the next, Susan seeks revenge on the mother who abandoned her. Susan's search leads her to a ranch where her long-lost sister begins to suspect the beautiful drifter isn't who ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, family relations, female killer, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, farm, adoption, murder, impostor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%