Movies like The Stendhal Syndrome

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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
 6.0
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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, rough, scary, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, rapist, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, hallucination, sexual abuse, surrealism, trap, art museum, killer, sadistic psychopath, gory, crimes, performer's life, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence

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Most similar movies to The Stendhal Syndrome

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about crimes, gore, psychopath, serial killer, murder, deadly and slasher mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Stendhal Syndrome: Deep Red (1975), Shadow (1982), The New York Ripper (1982), Opera (1987), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 31K
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: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, mind game, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 20K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Crime, 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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, writers, stalking, woman in danger, psychopath, axe, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, new york state, new york ...
⇓ 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, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, human monster, prostitute, slasher, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, amateur detective, mystery, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 15K
Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, 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: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, slasher, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, mystery killer, female killer, police detective, attempted murder, danger, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, disturbing, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, crimes, psychopath, murder, police investigation, track down, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 3K
Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, gory, deadly, crimes, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, criminal ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.2
 8K
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, mystery killer, university, psychopath, danger, stalking, woman in danger, chainsaw, slasher, killer, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 1K
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, sexual, serious ...
Plot: murder, danger, serial killer, investigation, italian horror, slasher killer, deadly, zombie, clergy, law enforcement, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, violence, obsession, slasher, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 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, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, journalism, gory, haunted by the past, woman in danger, teenage life, amateur detective, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 4K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, supernatural, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, psychological, suspenseful, scary, surreal ...
Plot: hypnosis, serial killer, slasher, murder, obsession, theater, psychopath, evil doctor, mental illness, ghost, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, los angeles, southern california, california, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, killing spree, masked killer, miner, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, psychopath, mask, killing spree, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, gore, psychopath, stalking, serial murder, camp, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 105K
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: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, cult film, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, vengeance, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, revenge, brutality, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, bloody, scary ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, photographer, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, butcher, psychopath, deadly, blood, obsession, subway train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 35K
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: sadistic, rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, mannequin, slasher, loneliness, violence spree, homicidal maniac, disturbed childhood, extreme violence, murder, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 10K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, slasher, party, stalking, prank, revenge, youth, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 139K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, torture, trap, master criminal, rape, blood, violence, race against time, rescue, deathtrap, massacre, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stefano, a young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano. The fresco painter was Legnani, and the fresco is his last work. Legnani apparently was mentally disturbed. He was used to paint people close to ...
Style: twists and turns, surreal, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: transvestism, sexual frustration, obsession, murder, investigation, supernatural horror, crimes, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 6K
Sleepless (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, decapitation, police, drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A TV newswoman (Lauren Tewes) catches a pervert (John DiSanti) watching her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who cannot see, hear or speak.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: pervert, serial killer, slasher, stalking, rapist, psychopath, kidnapping, sister, creep, knife murder, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Austria
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: rough, disturbing, banned film, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: murder, sadism, hostage, violence, train, woman in danger, sexual harassment, vengeance, danger, revenge, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: christmas horror, psycho film, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, incest, psychopath, abortion, suicide attempt, pianist, attic, telephone call, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, tense, scary, mind bending, erotic ...
Plot: woman in danger, mind game, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, paralysis, victim, lust, escape, knife, spa, tarantula ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, buddies, investigation, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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