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Shock Corridor (1963)
 7.4
 11K
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation -- and gradually loses his mind.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, bleak, atmospheric, harsh, macabre, enigmatic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, journalism, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, uncover truth, power relations, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper, serial killer, murder mystery, obsession, crimes, life is a bitch, society, wrongfully committed, journalist, incest, hallucination, dancing, fight, mental breakdown ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, japan, usa, mount fuji, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about mystery, crimes, murder, police investigation, investigation, secrets and storytelling mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shock Corridor: Stonehearst Asylum (2014), Side Effects (2013), The Naked Kiss (1964), Agnes of God (1985), Shutter Island (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
 7.1
 182K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, trial, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, quebec, canada, montreal quebec, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 8.2
 1.2M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 480K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, paranoia, maniac, uncover truth, crime, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 8K
Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, zoophilia, male nudity, power relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Shock Treatment (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Style: tense, offbeat, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, deadly, mystery, unlikely criminals, confined, danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 64K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 185K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, isolation, mentally unstable, paranoia, stalking, divorce, arson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, frame up, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 525
Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, danger, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, who done it, stuntman, best friends, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 8K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 54K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder Without Conviction (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the investigation of the murder mystery surrounding ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, twins, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, police investigation, society, dishonesty, family relations, injustice, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, year 1960
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, murder, strangulation, missing child, police corruption, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, journalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 76K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, obsession, student, mystery, patient, mental illness, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 28K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, police detective, insanity, twists & turns, police, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 18K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, black market, investigation, coma, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, danger, conspiracy, intern, murder, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, mental institution, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, investigation, power relations, missing person, psychiatrist, manipulation, mystery, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Blue Elephant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Yehia returns to El-Abbaseya Hospital five years after the death of his family. His return coincide with the arrival of a new patient, Sherif, a friend from college, who is accused of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, confined, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, danger, crimes, friends, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
10 Days in a Madhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nellie Bly, a 23 year-old reporter for Joseph Pulitzer, goes undercover in the notorious Blackwell's Island women's insane asylum in order to expose corruption, abuse and murder.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: undercover, mental institution, uncover truth, journalism, life is a bitch, working undercover, reporter, doctors and patients, power relations, media, strong female presence, abuse
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, character study, wiretap, conspiracy, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%