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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
 6.1
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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, policewoman, murder, killer, sexual abuse, sadistic psychopath, 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 serious, scary, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about serial killer, murder, crimes, psychopath, deadly, gore and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Stendhal Syndrome: Alice Sweet Alice (1976), The New York Ripper (1982), Opera (1987), Deep Red (1975), Shadow (1982). 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Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight.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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopathic killer, gory, psychopath, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, single parent, church service ...
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: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, human monster, slasher, murder, mysterious character, prostitute, amateur detective, investigation, mind game, mystery, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, killer, gory, cult, knife murder, psychopath, mysterious character, obsession, whodunit, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, investigation, cult, maniac, mind game, stalking, mystery, danger, mystery killer, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.7
 27K
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, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, pianist, serial killer, psychopath, stalking, danger, family in danger, investigation, psychic, reporter, mysterious character, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, chase, gory, writer's life, mystery, axe, mysterious character, obsession, crime, investigation, whodunit ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, rhode island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, psychopath, murder, gory, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, whodunit, homicidal maniac, serial murder, criminal ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, rough, serious ...
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 ⇓
55%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, police, crime, mind game, psychopath, track down, murder, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, slasher, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, rough, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, priest, student, danger, serial killer, investigation, slasher killer, gory, mystery, crimes, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serial killer, murder, university, mystery killer, slasher, perversity, killer, psychopath, danger, stalking, chainsaw, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serial killer, crime, rape, kidnapping, revenge, life is a bitch, murder, gun, birthday, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, disturbing, scary, brutal, macabre ...
Plot: rape, insanity, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, sadism, murder, incest, strong sexual content, pedophilia, gory, perversity, evil ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, revenge, slasher, doctor, chimpanzee, maniac, sleepwalking, gory, boarding school life ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, munich germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, banned film, brutal ...
Plot: train, murder, vengeance, revenge, violence, sadism, woman in danger, sexual harassment, gory, danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, knife murder, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, gory, crime, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, suspense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape and revenge, sexual abuse, vengeance, rape, revenge, serial killer, blood, slasher, gang, gang rape, hanging, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, valentine's day, danger, brutality, violence, masked killer, youth, characters killed one by one, blood spatter, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1960
⇓ 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, hospital, rain, kidnapping, seance, clinic, gory, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspenseful, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural ability, crazy, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, camp, serial killer, psychopath, gory, stalking, knife murder, mystery killer, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, research, thesis, snuff, video tape, mystery, sadism, theft, perversion, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, atmospheric, serious, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: theater, serial killer, slasher, obsession, murder, psychopath, ghost, mentally unstable, mysterious character, mind game, mental illness, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, spain, southern california, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: scary, sadistic, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, maniac, murder, incest, blood, rape, video camera, extreme violence, prostitute, killing spree, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, murder, prostitute, insomnia, gory, crime, mystery, psycho killer, whodunit, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, found footage, investigation, murder, violence, sadism, masked man, mysterious man, missing person, riddles and clues, criminal psychologist ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, insanity, serial killer, loneliness, psychopath, disturbed childhood, murder, extreme violence, schizophrenia, mannequin, exhibition, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, scary, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, serial killer, murder, prank telephone call, gory, knife murder, mystery killer, psychopath, cult, abortion, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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