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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
 7.3
 325K
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, dark humor, offbeat, gloomy, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, violence, murderous pair, social injustice, shaving, haunted by the past, cannibalism, trial, judge, corpse, loss of loved one, presumed dead, incest, beggar, infatuation, uxoricide, confession, razor, person on fire, widow, child in peril, cane ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and scary films with plots about murder, vengeance, deadly, storytelling, brutality, blood and dialogue mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Dorian Gray (2009), Sweeney Todd (2006), The Tomb of Ligeia (1964), The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, psychopath, dark fantasy, insanity, perfume, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, killings, corpse, deadly, genius ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. Composer/lyricist ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, tense, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stage, vengeance, cannibalism, revenge, murder, murderous pair, crimes, haunted by the past, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, fall in love, tragic hero, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love and romance, dancing, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: dungeon, france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 58K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, physical appearance, society, aristocracy, painting, fall in love, love and romance, immortality, supernatural, high society, obsession, artist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3K
Sweeney Todd (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, crime, crimes, mind game, rivalry, deadly, haunted by the past, prison ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, haunted by the past, manipulations, human nature, bonding, victim, dark hero, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cat, black cat, obsession, supernatural, mystery, couples, mysterious character, love and romance, dangerous attraction, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina Boyack) and the dashing inspector (Campbell Scott) who tries to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, missing person, crimes, crime, danger, dentist, vengeance, under the surface, store, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 140K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, police detective, woman in danger, psychic, crimes, a vision, murder, surgery, princess, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 239K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, fbi, cat and mouse, crime, special agents, one on one, cannibalism, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, italy, washington d.c., venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 121K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, incest, supernatural romance, dark fantasy, old mansion, greed, ghosts, brother sister incest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 44K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, hallucination, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, family relations, crimes, serial killer, psychic, grieving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, insanity, mental patient, doctors and patients, twists & turns, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 99K
The Wolfman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly, human becomes animal, deadly creature, superhuman powers, supernatural, double life, gory, missing person, danger, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: europe, england, tower bridge london, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, mental institution, slasher, psychoanalysis, psychologist, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 13K
Mary Reilly (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, scary ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, human nature, laboratory, prostitute, master and servant, power relations, dangerous attraction, dual identity, rich man poor woman, mental illness, animal life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, hallucinations, deadly, mental illness, mind game, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, vengeance, supernatural, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, bondage ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 13K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gory, gore, violence, prostitute, psychopath, stalking, park, rage, sadism, mannequin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sadistic, disturbing, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, rape, incest, merciless, maniac, extreme violence, strangulation, insanity, manic, killing spree ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, insanity, castle, spanish inquisition, buried alive, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 16th century, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, jack the ripper, psychopath, maniac, deadly, crime, who done it, woman in danger, danger, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His ...
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, immortality, rescue, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural, mutant, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, danger, science ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: germany, swiss alps, medical school, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 6K
The Terror (1963)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, soldier, haunted by the past, mystery, baron, castle, supernatural, murder, uncover truth, danger, obsession, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy steals the life's work of the poor musical Professor Petry. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a ...
Style: gothic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, opera, murder, opera house, obsession, lifestyle, woman in danger, ghost, vengeance, supernatural, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Road Builder (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. Based on the novel *Nest in a Fallen Tree* by Joy Cowley.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gothic horror, human nature, introspection, investigation, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, dangerous attraction, aging, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, killer doll, slasher, doll, escape, serial killer, vengeance, disability, nobody believes, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.6
 263
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, rivalry, psychopath, vengeance, deadly, gory, suburbs, mental illness, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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