Movies like The Stendhal Syndrome

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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
 6.1
 8K
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: 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, 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 scary, suspenseful, serious and slasher films with plots about gore, psychopath, serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly and blood 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.
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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: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, mysterious character, crimes, intrigue, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 21K
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, rhode island ...
⇓ 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: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, human monster, prostitute, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 16K
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, exciting ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, cult, mind game, witnessing a crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, police detective, danger, attempted murder, female killer, 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, rough, serious, 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 ⇓
54%
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: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, crimes, psychopath, murder, police investigation, vengeance, track down, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 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: slasher, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, gory, crimes, deadly, family life, fashion, criminal, serial murder, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.1
 9K
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, danger, stalking, woman in danger, sex maniac, killer, college, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 10K
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, axe, violence, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: slasher, mind bending, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, investigation, murder, italian horror, gory, rivalry, clergy, law enforcement, deadly, zombie, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 6K
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, gory, journalism, deadly, amateur detective, danger, woman in danger, teenage life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, summer camp, psychopath, serial murder, murder, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, teenager, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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: slasher, psycho film, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, murder, theater, serial killer, psychopath, hypnosis, evil doctor, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, los angeles, california, southern california, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 5K
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, a vision, psychopath, deadly, investigation, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, supernatural, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 108K
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, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, mental institution, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, masked killer, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ 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: slasher, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mask, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, killing spree, sadism, massacre, forest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, party, prank, stalking, revenge, danger, youth, uninvited guest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bloody, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, deadly, photographer, butcher, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, subway train, psychopath, obsession, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: obsession, serial killer, insanity, mannequin, loneliness, violence spree, mental illness, homicidal maniac, disturbed childhood, extreme violence, murder, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, murder, police detective, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, heart attack, decapitation, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, cult film, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, vengeance, revenge, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, brutality, danger, castration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.4
 60K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, torture, gory, deathtrap, violence, homicidal maniac, hostage, held captive, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, tense, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: transvestism, sexual frustration, obsession, murder, supernatural horror, investigation, unlikely criminals, crimes, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, amateur detective, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 142K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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, twist ending, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: trap, mind game, torture, deathtrap, master criminal, rescue, race against time, violence, game, game of death, serial killer, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 121K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, maniac, camp, drowning, psychopath, cult, teenager, danger, fear, gory, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: murder, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, small town, journalism, amateur detective, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: disturbing, rough, banned film, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: sadism, murder, hostage, violence, train, woman in danger, sexual harassment, vengeance, danger, revenge, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: slasher, light, tense, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, woman in danger, psychopath, paralysis, lust, escape, knife, jacket, stalker, victim, punishment ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%