Movies like The Stendhal Syndrome

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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Original name: La sindrome di Stendhal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, brutal, stylized, rough, scary, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse, surrealism, trap, killer, sadistic psychopath, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, law enforcement, performer's life, rape and murder, brutality, violence ...
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 slasher films with plots about murder, psychopath, serial killer, gore, deadly, crimes and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Stendhal Syndrome: Opera (1987), Deep Red (1975), Shadow (1982), The New York Ripper (1982), The Card Player (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, obsession, supernatural, cult, bird, manic, rivalry, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: italy, europe
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100%
 7.5
 38K
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, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, family in danger, haunted by the past, manic, crimes, intrigue, mysterious character, pianist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, lebanon, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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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, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, writers, stalking, psychopath, woman in danger, american abroad, writer's life, mystery, investigation, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york state, rhode island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 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: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, human monster, prostitute, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, violence, mystery, amateur detective, brutality, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Card Player (2003)
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: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, investigation, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, murder, police investigation, track down, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe
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53%
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, maniac, stalking, psychopath, voyeurism, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, female killer, woman in danger, attempted murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, stalking, perversion, investigation, college, countryside, strangulation, mystery killer, woman in danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
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, scary, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, rain, journalism, teenage life, woman in danger, haunted by the past, amateur detective, seance, murder witness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, disturbing, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, blind man, mental illness, mystery, voyeurism, crimes, chase, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, 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: slasher, realistic, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: strangulation, serial killer, investigation, fashion, psychopath, woman in danger, murder, whodunit, blackmail, model, killer, mind game ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 11K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, obsession, strangulation, teenage life, violence, investigation, characters killed one by one, insanity, inheritance, anger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 2K
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 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: slasher, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, clergy, mystery, zombie, mysterious villain, psycho ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, summer camp, crimes, mystery, crazy, psycho killer, maniac, psycho ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
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Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 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: slasher, serious, scary, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, theater, psychopath, hypnosis, psycho killer, evil doctor, parents and children, mental illness, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, america, spain, california, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, a vision, psychopath, haunted by the past, woman in danger, supernatural, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: slasher, disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, university, chainsaw, psychopath, stalking, investigation, woman in danger, sex maniac, killer, college, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1942
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: slasher, surreal, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, crimes, fashion, family life, homicidal maniac, criminal, serial murder, whodunit, violence ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
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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, scary, psychological, rough, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, police, drowning, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, mental illness, mental institution, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural, mind game, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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38%
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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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, psychopath, train, prank, stalking, revenge, uninvited guest, youth, mind game, masked killer, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Switzerland
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, suspenseful, psychological, scary, slasher ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, school, chimpanzee, investigation, disfigurement, supernatural, sleepwalking, amateur detective, mind game, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, masked killer, psycho terror, miner, valentine's day, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, child in peril, hospital, forest, killing spree, massacre, sadism, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, vengeance, cruelty, sadistic horror, revenge, sadism, murder, psychopath, brutality, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, new york state, new york ...
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37%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 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: bloody, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, violence, photographer, psychopath, crimes, witnessing a crime, torture, obsession, stalking, violent, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, slasher, rough, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, obsession, insanity, extreme violence, mannequin, brutality, loneliness, homicidal maniac, violence spree, mental illness, sadism, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, scary ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, supernatural horror, sexual frustration, investigation, obsessive quest, crimes, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, amateur detective, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sadism, murder, hostage, train, woman in danger, sexual harassment, vengeance, evil woman, revenge, crimes, psychopath, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, serial murder, serial killer, murder, incest, abortion, attic, psychopath, suicide attempt, pianist, prank telephone call, mass murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, police investigation, amateur detective, journalism, small town, obsession, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%