Movies like The Silence of the Lambs

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary, dark, serious, intense, frightening, cerebral ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation, kidnapping, psychiatrist, prison, fbi, police investigation, twists & turns, insanity, psychiatry, violent, storytelling, mentor, adaptation, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio, illinois, bahamas ...

Most similar movies to The Silence of the Lambs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out intense, suspenseful, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, storytelling, dialogue, brutality, twists & turns, crimes and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Silence of the Lambs: Red Dragon (2002), Hannibal (2001), Se7en (1995), The Bone Collector (1999), Hannibal Rising (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Dragon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, murder, fbi, mentor, cannibalism, psychopath, torture, blindness, police investigation, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, florida, atlanta georgia, st. louis missouri
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System:   95%
    User:   94%
 
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, vengeance, crime, cannibalism, fbi, violence, revenge, torture, blood, special agents, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, florence, venice, italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   95%
 
 8.6
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Se7en
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, gory, police investigation, police, murder, greed, violence, torture, insanity, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   97%
 
The Bone Collector
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, police investigation, murder, mentor, psychopath, chase, revenge, torture, reluctant partners, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   96%
 
Hannibal Rising
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, gory, cannibalism, murder, psychopath, revenge, childhood, crimes, torture, brutality, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, medical school, lithuania, france ...
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System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
 6.6
 48K
Copycat
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, mind game, violence, murder mystery, twists & turns, psychiatrist, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   92%
 
 6.2
 72K
Taking Lives
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, investigation, mystery, murder, fbi, surveillance, kidnapping, revenge, twists & turns, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1983, 2000s
Place: canada, usa, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   94%
 
 6.6
 57K
Kiss the Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 57K
Manhunter
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, fbi, murder, neo noir, psychopath, violence, insanity, brutality, gunfight, stylish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., florida, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   71%
 
A Perfect Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, clever, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, crime, betrayal, artist, greed, revenge, adultery, chase, investigation, marriage, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
 157K
Misery
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, insanity, loneliness, hostage, brutality, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, psychopath, rage, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 6.8
 230K
Panic Room
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, divorce, survival, manipulation, greed, serial killer, torture, single parent, murder, violence, revenge, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, serial killer, rape, crime, hacking, sexual abuse, corruption, journalism, murder, vengeance, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, year 1966
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   59%
 
Desperate Hours
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crime, violence, police, lawyer, murder, death, hostage, fbi, hostages, adultery, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
 7.3
 69K
Frailty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, insanity, single father, plot twist, childhood, guilt, blood, mechanic, angel, sheriff, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
The Interview
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.
Style: clever, psychological, tense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, crime, serial killer, police, psychology, mind game, twists & turns, dialogue driven, investigation, murder, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
 7.2
 162K
Fracture
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
The Boston Strangler
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, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, hospital, mystery, mental illness, chase, psychiatry, pornography, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   19%
 
 7.6
 53K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, torture, sadism, blood, hostages, postmodernism, brutality, visceral, violent, family in danger, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
 6.9
 3K
Chronicles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, journalism, prison, manipulation, police investigation, guilt, murder, murder mystery, psychopath, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, new jersey, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   25%
 
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
 7.4
 7K
Targets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, aging, violence, sniper, violent, runaway, visceral, brutality, crime, paranoid, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, asia, california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   19%
 
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, crime, chase, serial killer, murder, psychology, twists & turns, fbi, master criminal, mysterious character, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   18%
 
 7.9
 379K
Nightcrawler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, crime, obsession, greed, manipulation, police investigation, violence, neo noir, murder, sociopath, losing-it hero, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
 6.4
 46K
Solace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, fbi, murder, terminal illness, investigation, supernatural, death, cancer, brutality, police investigation, chase, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   22%
 
Under Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: clever, talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, lawyer, rape, serial killer, police, crumbling marriage, murder mystery, obsession, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   19%
 
 6.2
 7K
Blink
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, crime, investigation, police, mind game, mystery, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   100%
 
 6.4
 4K
Cop
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, mystery, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, violence, psychopath, blood, master criminal, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   22%
 
 6.8
 54K
The Brave One
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, vigilante, police investigation, radio, revenge, murder, death, brutality, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   17%
 
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