Movies like Psycho

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Psycho (1998)
 4.6
 45K
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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, isolation, psycho, stolen money, crimes, parents and children, eccentric family, secret, embezzlement, stabbed to death, hotel, transvestism, rock, confined, family relations, graphic violence, mentally unstable, slasher, country, danger, deadly, woman in danger ...
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 serious, suspenseful, scary and surprise ending films with plots about deadly, murder, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychopath and slasher mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Psycho: Bates Motel (2013), Identity (2003), 6 Souls (2010), Vacancy (2007), Orphan (2009). 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: oedipus complex, serial killer, murder, psychopath, split personality, radio show, radio dj, voyeurism, motel, cross dressing, woman in danger, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 13K
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: twists and turns, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, split personality, hotel, voyeurism, woman in danger, blood, gore, nun ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 24K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), starting over, voyeur, motel, blood, revenge, mental illness, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 95K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, family problems, mental disorder, mother son relationship, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 224K
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: suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending, psycho film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, dissociative identity disorder, motel, investigation, psychology, isolation, psychiatrist, stranded, split personality, coincidence, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 32K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, mentally unstable, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 93K
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: scary, psychological thriller, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival horror, trapped, serial killer, isolation, danger, hostage, estranged couple, hidden camera, one night, deception, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 188K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family problems, family in danger, mysterious character, parents and children, manipulation, female psychopath, murder, deadly, insanity, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 15K
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), hallucination, insanity, amateur detective, psychopath, neighbor, witness, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, family in danger, danger, murder, manipulation, deadly, confined, mind game, psychopath, isolation, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 40K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, danger, confined, murder, split personality, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 87K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, slasher, murder, survival, massacre, crimes, masked killer, trap, gory, deathtrap, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.6
 520
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, survival, vengeance, danger, supernatural, crimes, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, family in danger, gory, slasher, small town life, who done it, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 25K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, serial killer, psychopath, murder, mystery killer, danger, valentine's day, gory, revenge, school, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, masked man, serial killer, small town, dismemberment, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, danger, social relations ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976, year 2013
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 105K
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, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, serial killer, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, prank, danger, stalking, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: rough, disturbing, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, death, in the woods, danger, serial murder, torture, masked killer, serial killer, murder, human monster, camp counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: prank, psychopath, murder, slasher, attic, serial killer, sorority, prom, breaking point, student life, family in danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 45
Gun Town (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a road trip soon after their high school graduation and get lost in the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon an abandoned Wild West tourist attraction that was abandoned when the former owner went crazy and killed several ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, crimes, confined, mentally unstable, slasher, deadly, gory, violence spree, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, laboratory, betrayal, dream, nightmare, stalking, hotshot lawyer, crime, mystery, split personality, private detective, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, bloody, scary ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, photographer, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, butcher, psychopath, deadly, blood, obsession, subway train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: psycho film, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, urban legend, gory, nightmare comes true, danger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Style: disturbing, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, friendship, torture, missing person, rescue, danger, deadly, confined, psychopath, isolation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 117K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, 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, tense, suspenseful, rough, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, hostage, survival, serial killer, murder, confined, violence, hostages, mysterious character, isolation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 16K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, blackmail, supernatural, lookalikes, supernatural ability, deadly, investigation, book, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.4
 8K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Comedy, 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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, danger, deadly, masked killer, murder, college, prank, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%