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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
 6.1
 7K
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Original name: La sindrome di Stendhal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized, scary, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, rapist, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse, surrealism, trap, hallucination, art museum, killer, sadistic psychopath, gory, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy

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Most similar movies to The Stendhal Syndrome

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, blood, psychopath, violence, serial killer, murder and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Stendhal Syndrome: Alice Sweet Alice (1976), The New York Ripper (1982), Opera (1987), Blood Brides (1970), Deep Red (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, psychopathic killer, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, slasher, murder, human monster, prostitute, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 12K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, killer, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, vengeance, cult, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, investigation, cult, attempted murder, danger, police detective, female killer, mind game, transsexual, stalking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.4
 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: suspenseful, surreal, psychological, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, deadly, crimes, fashion, family life, criminal, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
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Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: murder, pianist, stalking, psychopath, danger, serial killer, family in danger, investigation, school, mind game, strangulation, female killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 18K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, axe, writer's life, mystery, investigation, gory, obsession, crime, couples, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, new york, rome italy, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Card Player (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, police investigation, murder, psychopath, police, mind game, track down, master criminal, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, car chase, stalking, mind game, perversion, blind man, mystery, gory, chase, crime, anchor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 999
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, mind bending, sexual ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, priest, student, slasher killer, zombie, rivalry, gory, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 7K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, university, mystery killer, slasher, danger, psychopath, perversity, killer, stalking, chainsaw, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, banned film, brutal ...
Plot: train, murder, vengeance, violence, revenge, sadism, woman in danger, sexual harassment, danger, crimes, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, freak, disfigurement, slasher, revenge, doctor, maniac, chimpanzee, sleepwalking ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 100K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mental illness, investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, psychiatrist, mystery, supernatural ability, mental institution, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 3K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: psycho film, scary, surreal, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, obsession, theater, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, mental illness, mad scientist, supernatural, hypnosis, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, spain, europe, southern california, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, rape, youth, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, murder, kidnapping, revenge, psychopath, concert, marijuana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, rape and revenge, murder, serial killer, kidnapping, revenge, slasher, gang, psychopath, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, england, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.1
 51K
A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: rough, brutal, disturbing, scary, macabre ...
Plot: rape, insanity, sadism, sexual abuse, murder, strong sexual content, incest, mentally unstable, gory, perversity, evil, pedophilia ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 32K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, psychopath, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, mannequin, extreme violence, schizophrenia, exhibition, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: psychological, scary, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, investigation, dangerous attraction, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, seance, kidnapping, hospital, rain, crimes, fugitives, woman in danger, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, mental institution, teenager, knife murder, gory, who done it, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, killing spree, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, violence, small town, characters killed one by one, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 32K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, research, violence, theft, sadism, snuff, thesis, video tape, perversion, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, psychopath, stalking, camp, serial killer, knife murder, mystery killer, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: disturbing, macabre, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, murder, investigation, found footage, violence, sadism, mysterious man, masked man, missing person, riddles and clues, criminal psychologist ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: light, rough, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: slasher, mind game, paralysis, serial killer, psychopath, spa, punishment, knife, escape, lust, tarantula, jacket ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, murder, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, small town, rapist, in the woods, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: psycho film, christmas horror, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, abortion, pianist, incest, attic, psychopath, suicide attempt, prank telephone call, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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