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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
 7.4
 320K
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, shaving, social injustice, 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, dialogue and obsession mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Phantom of the Opera (2004), From Hell (2001), Sweeney Todd (2006), Crimson Peak (2015), 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
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, dark fantasy, insanity, perfume, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, killings, corpse, genius, deadly ...
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, murder, revenge, murderous pair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
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, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, tragic hero, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love and romance, destructive relationship, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, 1870s, year 1919
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 138K
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, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, police detective, jack the ripper, woman in danger, psychic, a vision, princess, surgery, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, mind game, rivalry, 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, supernatural, loneliness, manipulations, haunted by the past, 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%
 6.5
 120K
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, greed, supernatural romance, dark fantasy, ghosts, love, ghost story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, missing person, crime, crimes, vengeance, dentist, under the surface, store, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 57K
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, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, society, physical appearance, aristocracy, love and romance, painting, fall in love, immortality, supernatural, high society, obsession, artist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 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 ⇓
28%
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, mind bending ...
Plot: cat, black cat, obsession, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, power relations, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, dangerous attraction, honeymoon ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, psychopath, extreme violence, revenge, torture, loss of spouse, crime and punishment, sadism, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 235K
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: florence, europe, italy, washington d.c., venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 97K
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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly, human becomes animal, deadly creature, superhuman powers, supernatural, double life, gory, missing person, danger, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: europe, england, tower bridge london, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 42K
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, crimes, family relations, serial killer, psychic, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 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, slasher, mental institution, psychoanalysis, psychologist, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 12K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gore, violence, prostitute, stalking, psychopath, shotgun, rage, park, sadism, mannequin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, atmospheric, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, mind game, deadly, danger, hallucinations, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, gloomy, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, hospital, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, disorder, weakness, bar, slasher, mentally unstable, society, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
⇓ 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, atmospheric, gothic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, mental patient, insanity, doctors and patients, twists & turns, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, stolen identity, infatuation, torture, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mermaid, sexual abuse, psychopath, bondage, serial killer, danger, obsession, violence, life is a bitch, deadly, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, immortality, rescue, vengeance, supernatural, mutant, deadly creature, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, danger, science ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: germany, geneva switzerland, medical school, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, police investigation, danger, woman in danger, who done it, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, opera, kidnapping, opera house, vengeance, ghost, tragic hero, woman in danger, obsession, supernatural, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Theatre of Blood (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, gothic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, revenge, gory, vengeance, investigation, rivalry, psychopath, actor's life, crimes, gays and lesbians, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ 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: scary, sadistic, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, incest, maniac, murder, blood, rape, strangulation, prostitute, killing spree, extreme violence, video camera ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexual, disturbing, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gothic horror, human nature, aging, investigation, parents and children, golden years, adult virgin, crimes, introspection, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, slasher, doll, killer doll, escape, serial killer, vengeance, family relations, nobody believes, disability, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, psychopath, slasher, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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