Movies like The Hypnotist 1999

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The Hypnotist (1999)
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The Hypnotist (1999)
Original name: 催眠
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's birthday. A middle aged detective investigating one of the cases begins to suspect a connection between the three when he discovers that each person mentioned a "green monkey" before they died. With the help of a young psychiatrist he formulates the theory that hypnosis is somehow involved. In the mean time other bizarre "suicides" are reported and the mystery intensifies. Who will be next? What is the truth? Can more deaths be prevented?
Style: scary, psychological, tense, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, realistic, saga, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: wedding, split personality, police detective, supernatural, murder, crimes, memory loss, afterlife, mystery, graphic violence, mental illness, rivalry, who done it, law enforcement, mind game, police investigation, environmentalism, amateur detective, athlete's life, mysterious character, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, love, anorexia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, murder, deadly, crimes, supernatural, mystery and rivalry mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Hypnotist: Anamorph (2007), Nightmare Detective (2006), Retribution (2006), Scissors (1991), Gemini (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: nightmare, serial killer, police investigation, mind game, supernatural, murder, psychopath, mystery, rivalry, crimes, supernatural ability, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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73%
 6.3
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Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, ghost, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, obsession, who done it, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Scissors (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries to help her over the attack, but when she is invited to a ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, surprise ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: twins, crimes, mystery, woman in danger, mysterious character, mind game, losing-it hero, mental illness, female protagonist, attempted rape, psychoanalysis, doll ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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59%
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 6.7
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Gemini (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, surreal, scary ...
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, vengeance, memory loss, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
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56%
 5.2
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The Spiral (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, car accident, code, rebirth, videotaping, curse, family problems, couples, rivalry, crimes, unfulfillment, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Art of Dying (2000)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's whereabouts. They all deny involvement, and soon they ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: secret identity, police detective, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, missing person, friendship, vengeance, murder, rivalry, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
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52%
God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak, fable
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, supernatural ability, supernatural, rivalry, life is a bitch, premonition, father, dream, train, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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51%
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 5.8
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The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, afterlife, hotel, architect, supernatural, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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50%
 6.2
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Rampo Noir (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Mars Canal - Within absolute silence, a naked man wanders through a dark and depressing landscape recalling the excruciating details of his last encounter with his former lover. Mirror Hell - When a series of women are discovered with their faces ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychedelic, avant garde, sexy ...
Plot: fascism, obsession, split personality, supernatural, mysterious character, crimes, mental illness, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, ghost, disability, starlet ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 2K
Seance (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost ...
Style: tense, bleak, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, family problems, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime gone awry, missing child, police investigation, seance, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sodom the Killer (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bad things happen when innocent blood is shed. In the early 1700s, Lord Sodom Ichibei is happily celebrating his wedding day when his wife-to-be suddenly dies. In his search for an explanation, he kills any and every suspect he comes across. When ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, burned alive, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, vengeful ghost, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, murder, dangerous attraction, police investigation, police detective, woman in danger, mistaken identity, crimes, mind game, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: vengeful ghost, afterlife, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, revenge, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence, abandoned house, curse, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: investigation, hypnosis, serial killer, murder, hallucination, mind control, amnesia, police detective, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
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44%
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The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: psychological, scary, mind bending, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, crimes, mystery, youth, city life, student life, looking for love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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44%
Forest of Death (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a mysterious forest in Thailand, many suicidal youths disappear and rescue teams can not find the way out even with compass. The ambitious reporter May is making sensationalist journalism exploring the deaths in the forest. Her boyfriend and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: forest, investigation, murder, police detective, suicide, death, mystery, supernatural, journalism, crimes, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Into the Mirror (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Woo Yeong-min retired from the police force after trying to save his partner and causing his death. After a series of mysterious deaths in the shopping mall in which his uncle has allowed him to work as a security guard prior to its reopening, he ...
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, murder, shopping mall, investigation, parallel world, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, supernatural, mystery, loss of partner, murder mystery, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
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44%
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Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, crimes, escapades, supernatural, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Arang (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a suspension, and Lee, a new transfer from forensics. Min has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, supernatural, sexual abuse, grudge, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
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43%
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Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, satanism, criminal's revenge, crimes, destiny, supernatural, reincarnation, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., los angeles
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43%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: split personality, supernatural, mystery, curse, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, mental illness, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision, good versus evil, self control ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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40%
The Prophecy II (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gabriel returns to try to destroy the human race he despises so much, with the help of a suicidal teen and the opposition of the angel Daniel.
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, monk, angel, autopsy, hospital, death, supernatural, police detective, religions or cults, chaos, afterlife, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, crimes, supernatural, survival, reincarnation, violence, occult, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder of a nude woman, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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The Attic (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emma has a strong aversion towards her family’s new house, especially the attic. After moving in, she becomes miserable and reclusive. The rest of her family also seems unhappy and unsettled. The situation escalates one day when Emma is in the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, attic, murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, supernatural ability, riddles and clues, woman in danger, police detective, mystery, twins ...
Time: contemporary
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36%
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Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: tense, scary, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, transvestism, stalking, serial killer, woman in danger, who done it, false accusation, psychopath, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 20K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, police detective, dishonesty, riddles and clues, investigation, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 504
The Entrance (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A police detective is swept into a web of deception and, in search of the truth, finds herself in a contest with forces of the occult.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hostage, crimes, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, rivalry, confined, kidnapping, evil, demon, occult, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 366
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: insomnia, law enforcement, crimes, murder, alter ego, split personality, rivalry, violence, arrest, uncontrollable, insanity, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, mysterious character, serial killer, haunted by the past, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, sexual content, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%