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Shock Corridor (1963)
 7.3
 12K
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, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric, harsh, macabre ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, journalism, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, uncover truth, power relations, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper, serial killer, journalist, murder mystery, obsession, crimes, life is a bitch, society, wrongfully committed, hide and seek, incest, hallucination, dancing, fight ...
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, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about mystery, crimes, murder, investigation, police investigation, deadly and secrets 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), The Boston Strangler (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, 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, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, psychiatrist, insanity, doctors and patients, doctors, uncover truth, torture, escape, love, medical school ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 187K
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, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, depression, deception, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, mental illness, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
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, prostitute, hospital, murder, pedophilia, legislation, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, year 1964
Place: usa, switzerland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, clergy, life is a bitch, mental illness, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: quebec, montreal, canada, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, mystery, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.2
 1.3M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 523K
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, investigation, mystery, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, mind game, journalist, code, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 193K
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, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 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: zoophilia, horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, male nudity, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, disorder, power relations, psychopath, experimenting, life is a bitch, amateur detective, mentally unstable, hidden identity, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 58K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, mental institution, lobotomy, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, insanity, murder, mental illness, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, couples, power relations, dealing with death, crimes, mind game, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 19K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, 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: coma, hospital, black market, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, intern, murder, hitman, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
At the Gate of the Ghost (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Adapted from Japanese film called Rashomon, U Mong Pa Meung (The Outrage) takes place in a wood during Thai’s Lanna period where a mysterious murder happens. The story is told through three witnesses: a young monk, woodcutter and undertaker.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, society, who done it, injustice, dishonesty, under the surface, tunnel ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 629
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, investigation, mystery, who done it, amateur detective, crimes, stuntman, best friends, animal life, infidelity, journalism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 9K
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, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, cons and scams, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 38K
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, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, mental patient, betrayal, mystery, family relations, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: europe, london, britain, africa, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 950K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 79K
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, confusing, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, mental institution, obsession, mystery, patient, mental illness, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Murder Without Conviction (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, twins, mystery, uncover truth, mental illness, who done it, injustice, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1960, year 1973
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mind game, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, missing person, investigation, power relations, psychiatrist, manipulation, mystery, homosexual love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, espionage, femme fatale, mystery, crimes, family problems, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, mystery, investigation, crimes, doctors and patients, therapist, car accident, female protagonist, police, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, psychopath, blindness, strong female character, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, police detective, female protagonist, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: tense, twists and turns, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, confined, mystery, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, friends, crimes, graphic violence, power relations, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 2K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, law enforcement, human nature, social relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, friendship, murder, obsession, police, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%