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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, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic, bleak, scary ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, art, sadistic psychopath, policewoman, murder, killer, sexual abuse, mental illness, gory, mind game, obsession, vengeance, crime, memory loss, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, brutality, rivalry, life is a bitch, rescue, violence, insanity, rape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about psychopath, crimes, murder, gore, gory, deadly and violence mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Stendhal Syndrome: Alice Sweet Alice (1976), Opera (1987), Shadow (1982), Deep Red (1975), The Card Player (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight.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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, mystery killer, creep, psychopathic killer, gory, psychopath, investigation, mystery, burned alive, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ 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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, knife murder, slasher, murder, killer, gory, cult, psychopath, mysterious character, obsession, whodunit, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, stalking, mystery killer, investigation, cult, maniac, mind game, mystery, danger, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 17K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, writer's life, murder, chase, gory, mystery, axe, mysterious character, obsession, crime, investigation, whodunit ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.7
 25K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 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, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, pianist, psychopath, stalking, danger, family in danger, mysterious character, serial killer, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, australia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, crime, mind game, track down, dangerous attraction, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, blind man, mystery, gory, mind game, stalking, car chase, perversion, amateur detective, partners against crime, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 958
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: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher killer, student, priest, danger, serial killer, investigation, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.0
 5K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, rain, hospital, kidnapping, seance, clinic, gory, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sexual, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, slasher, italian horror, knife murder, human monster, slasher killer, unknown killer, murder, gory, fondling, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, wedding dress, psychopath, ghost, murder, honeymoon, gory, whodunit, store, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, murder, prostitute, insomnia, crime, gory, mystery, psycho killer, whodunit, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, gore, mass murder, skinny dipping, sex, wheelchair, suicide, extreme violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, train, knife murder, vengeance, sexual abuse, nymphomaniac, sexual harassment, hostage, mental illness, christmas, violence, revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, revenge, boarding school life, slasher, doctor, sleepwalking, chimpanzee, maniac, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: europe, switzerland, alps, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 7K
Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Puerto Rico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, university, murder, mystery killer, knife murder, black gloves, stalker, perversity, chainsaw, killer, slasher, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ 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, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, rape, kidnapping, revenge, crimes, murder, marijuana, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape and revenge, sexual abuse, rape, revenge, serial killer, vengeance, blood, slasher, gang, gang rape, hanging, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 49K
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, disturbing, brutal, serious, scary ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, insanity, mentally unstable, murder, incest, strong sexual content, evil, brutality, pedophilia, perversity, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 3K
The Psychic (1977)
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, ghost, mentally unstable, clairvoyant, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, psychopath, gory, crime, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, village, psycho killer, psychopathic killer, police, violence, prison, dog, reporter, sadist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 31K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, insanity, loneliness, obsession, psychopath, gore, murder, disturbed childhood, vomiting, schizophrenia, extreme violence, exhibition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Death at the Villa (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, doctor, rape, violence, danger, serial killer, sexual abuse, mental illness, repression, crime, protagonist as suspect, gory ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Monaco, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: blackmail, whodunit, model, murder, masked killer, woman in danger, psychopath, investigation, danger, strangulation, slasher, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 127K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, torture, blood, violence, police officer, fbi, mind game, race against time, gory, rescue, rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, small town, slasher killer, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, killing spree, masked killer, miner, maniac, valentine's day ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, investigation, murder, violence, found footage, sadism, torment, pedophilia, brainwashing, suffering, slave ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 90K
Saw VI (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, captivity, violence, murder, mind game, gory, death, trap, secretary, police investigation, agent, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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