Movies like Shadow of the Vampire

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Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
 6.9
 40K
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, dark, serious, contemplative, cult film, suspense, psychotronic, macabre ...
Plot: obsession, vampire, film within a film, dracula, megalomaniac, human nature, escapades, artists and showbiz, imaginary, filmmaker, gothic horror, palaces castles and temples, gory, supernatural, psychopath, graphic violence, obsessive quest, deadly, showbiz, movie business, blood, satire, monster, maniac, drug abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: berlin germany, eastern europe, czechoslovakia

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Most similar movies to Shadow of the Vampire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and gothic films with plots about supernatural, deadly, vampire, blood, danger, brutality and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shadow of the Vampire: Dracula (1979), Dracula (1974), Dracula (2006), Count Dracula (1977), Count Dracula (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 9K
Dracula (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, countryside, gothic horror, supernatural, imaginary, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly, immortality, village ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1920s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 2K
Dracula (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, vampire, bloodsucker, stalking, countryside, destiny, village, gothic horror, blood, imaginary, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, victim, bonding, mentor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1780s, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.2
 1K
Dracula (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is one the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is infected with syphilis and therefore cannot consummate ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: dracula, vampire, unfulfilled love, mysterious character, supernatural, couples, chaos, terminal illness, couple relations, deadly creature, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, europe, transylvania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Count Dracula (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England. Harker becomes Dracula's ...
Style: gothic, tense, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, dracula, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, rave, psychopath, track down, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, zombie ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Count Dracula (1970)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, West Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: gothic horror, dracula, supernatural, vampire, blood, couples, danger, imaginary, escapades, master villain, on the run, deadly ...
Place: europe, romania, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Scars of Dracula (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Prince of Darkness casts his undead shadow once more over the cursed village of Kleinenberg when his ashes are splashed with bat's blood and Dracula is resurrected. And two innocent victims search for a missing loved one... loved to death ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, good versus evil, village, bite mark, castle, priest, coffin, supernatural ability, supernatural, dangerous attraction, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Blood for Dracula (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Deathly ill Count Dracula and his slimy underling, Anton, travel to Italy in search of a virgin's blood. They're welcomed at the crumbling estate of indebted Marchese Di Fiore, who's desperate to marry off his daughters to rich ...
Style: gothic, satirical, atmospheric, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, virgin, lesbian incest, parody, fish out of water, woman in danger, supernatural, master and servant, society, village, teenage girl, exploitation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, romania, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Style: bleak, scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, imaginary, danger, small town life, stalking, loneliness, murder, father son relationship, teenage boy, violent, romance ...
Place: iran, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, blood, immortality, small town, surrealism, palaces castles and temples, hidden identity, supernatural, deadly, danger, deadly creature, plague ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, europe, bulgaria, black sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 6K
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: surprise ending, psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, mentally unstable, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Addiction (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, addiction, blood, university, violence, philosophy, drug abuse, obsession, supernatural, human nature, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 10K
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, vampire, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, ghost, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 14K
Mary Reilly (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, scary ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, human nature, laboratory, prostitute, master and servant, rich man poor woman, dangerous attraction, power relations, dual identity, chambermaid, jekyll and hyde ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's gothic novel DRACULA, presented in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th Century. This work employs the subtle and sometimes bold use of color to emphasize its themes, but ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, macabre, artsy, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, ballet, dracula, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, good versus evil, mysterious character, supernatural, obsession, gothic horror, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hollywood Vampyr (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hollywood Vampyr is an expose of Los Angeles' gothic subculture as seen through the eyes of a young female vampire. The film focuses on FATAL (Nora Zimmett), a former heroin addict who, having embraced this dark lifestyle, decides to leave her ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, addiction, obsession, life is a bitch, deadly, college, religions or cults, subculture, sexual content, graphic violence, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, immortality, goth, rock star, supernatural, danger, music, supernatural ability, loneliness, fatal attraction, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 2000s, 1780s
Place: california, england, usa, europe, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Southern Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Hazel Fortune works in a strip club in the small Southern town of Redemption. Haunted by the death of his only daughter, Fortune has become a self-destructive, suicidal alcoholic, until he meets Starla Motes. Hazel's downward spiral is ...
Style: suspenseful, gothic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, redemption, haunted by the past, good versus evil, child in peril, danger, deadly, supernatural, clergy, escapades, hopes, evil priest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.4
 419
Dracula (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
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Story: A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself,
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, supernatural, deadly, danger, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, mercy killing, couples, palaces castles and temples, wedding, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, hungary, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 41K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fall in love, supernatural romance, small town, immortality, supernatural, dangerous attraction, imaginary, mother daughter relationship, family secret, parents and children, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, legends and myths, beast, supernatural, chase, immortality, love affair, gory ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, victorian england, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 3K
Vampyres (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lesbian vampire couple haunt an abandoned castle and the English country side around it. They prey on passing motorists, whom they seduce, and murder.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, scary, sexy ...
Plot: vampire, investigation, murder, couples, gory, serial killer, supernatural, countryside, dangerous attraction, who done it, obsession, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, insanity, buried alive, castle, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, hidden identity, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: village, plague, satanism, murder, prince, revenge, satanic ritual, tragic villain, sacrifice, supernatural, good versus evil, mystery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 76
Alucard (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Jonathan Harker, a young lawyer, has been sent to the furthest reaches of Transylvania to help an old count with his move to the more populated Nilbog.
Style: gothic, bleak, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, danger, supernatural, deadly, rivalry, dracula, immortality, dangerous attraction, reincarnation, lawyer, beast, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: transylvania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 175K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to ...
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, immortality, legends and myths, mythology, adventure, chaos, immortal, prince, imaginary, dark fantasy ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, cult, woman in danger, demon ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terror is stalking the land: people are disappearing daily, their bodies appearing covered in savage gashes coupled with precise surgical cuts. The legend of the 'Werewolf of Allariz' spreads across the land like wildfire. When Barbara ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: gothic horror, serial killer, werewolf, stalking, transformation, trial, mind game, legends and myths, village, dangerous attraction, dangerous animal, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 1850s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.3
 471
Evil Eyes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A screenwriter is plagued by nightmares as he writes a script about a family that was slaughtered years before. Soon, the grisly murders he's writing about starts to actually happen.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: screenwriter, premonition, slasher, psychopath, gory, profanity, crimes, deadly, serial killer, writer's block, pregnancy, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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