Movies like Repulsion

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Repulsion (1965)
 7.7
 50K
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 holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, mad ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, repression, delusion, rent, loneliness, rapist, graphic violence, virginity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, imaginary character, unfulfillment, indoor, psychosis, insanity, claustrophobia, paranoia, rape, isolation, murder, photograph, surrealism, dog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Repulsion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, atmospheric and weird films with plots about insanity, murder, mental illness, storytelling, psychology, violence and obsession mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Repulsion: The Tenant (1976), Black Swan (2010), Possession (1981), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Shining (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, suicide attempt, ghost, satire, apartment building, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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100%
 8.0
 710K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, hallucination, mental illness, ballet, insanity, dancer's life, surrealism, psychology, paranoia, character study, dark fantasy, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, old mansion, kidnapping, murder, jealousy, actress, pianist, family relations, newspaper, brat, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 26K
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, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, perversion, monster, sexual perversion, family problems, supernatural, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.0
 197K
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: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, witch, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1966, year 1965
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 917K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, ghost, supernatural, danger, stephen king, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, voyeurism, insomnia, castle, nightmare, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Knife in the Water (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitchhiker, sailing, drowning, polish, couples, knife, family problems, weekend, rivalry, ego clash, dishonesty, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 33K
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, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, conspiracy theory, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, psychosis, isolated place, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), delusion, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 106K
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, experimental, talky ...
Plot: nurse, confession, actress, postmodernism, betrayal, violence, psychiatry, patient, dream, dreams, sexual activity, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 42K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 36K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Living and the Dead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, terminal illness, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, parents and children, doctors and patients, schizophrenia, domestic violence, overdose, anxiety ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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22%
 5.4
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The Broken (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life of a successful radiologist spirals out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. While attempting to uncover who the imposter could be, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that her family and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, surreal, scary ...
Plot: nightmare, murder, fear, dream, danger, haunted by the past, investigation, deadly, woman in danger, embassy, party, girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, psychological, atmospheric, cult film, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, hallucination, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, diary, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 93K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 363K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, life is a bitch, obsession, losing-it hero, hallucination, paranoia, torment, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.2
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Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is a sympathetic recluse with severe social problems, an addiction to VHS action films and a horrible moustache. Occasionally he snaps and murder is the result…
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, loneliness, isolation, police, crimes, deadly, psychopath, watching a video, recluse, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
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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: cult film, atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, violence, mental institution, dwarf, pageant, shrine, elephant, circus ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 118K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, explicit sex, guilt, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), isolation, brutality, obsession, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, hospital, murder, psychoanalysis, psychologist, haunted by the past, investigation, mysterious character, mind game, doctors and patients, split personality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 12K
Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the ...
Style: offbeat, psychological, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: island, gangsters, betrayal, hostage, on the run, castle, isolation, dark humor, hostages, babies and infants, crime, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Trouble Every Day (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Japan
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, rape, gory, serial killer, danger, dangerous attraction, addiction, eroticism, violence, honeymoon, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, ghana
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, prostitute, psychopath, woman in danger, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, crimes, kidnapping, serial killer, captivity ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, woman in danger, psychopath, abortion, irish, graphic violence, mentally unstable, danger, unlikely criminals, crimes, killing spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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, surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, h.p. lovecraft, police brutality, violence, gory, mental illness, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, psychiatrist, twists & turns, doctors and patients, plot twist, happy ending, uncover truth, doctors, escape ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.3
 9K
Fear (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, based on true events, serious ...
Plot: dehumanization, psychopath, danger, mental illness, serial killer, isolation, haunted by the past, violence spree, confined, criminal heroes, maniac, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.5
 100K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, bleak, twist ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%