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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, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric, dark humor, twists and turns, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, haunted by the past, murderous pair, lust, violence, deadly, social injustice, shaving, razor, cannibalism, widow widower, oven, beggar, uxoricide, infatuation, cane, child in peril, widow, person on fire, confession, incest, judge ...
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 gothic films with plots about murder, vengeance, storytelling, deadly, brutality, dialogue and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Phantom of the Opera (2004), From Hell (2001), Sweeney Todd (2006), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Crimson Peak (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, dark humor, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stage, murder, revenge, vengeance, cannibalism, murderous pair, crimes, deadly, rivalry, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, deadly, genius, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ 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, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, love and romance, prodigy, dangerous attraction, love triangle, dancing, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, 1870s, year 1919
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 136K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, crimes, surgery, princess, police investigation, urban, woman in danger, prostitute, a vision, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.0
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, crime, murderous pair, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Genre: Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
Style: gothic, futuristic, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: opera, surgery, support group, grudge, makeover, therapy, stabbing, blackmail, rock, future dystopia, drugs/alcohol, plague ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 116K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, greed, love, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, supernatural ability, incest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: cat, black cat, obsession, mystery, supernatural, estate, curses spells and rituals, tomb, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, ghost ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, hospital, slasher, investigation, serial murder, obsession, hotel, crime, rich and poor, bar, mutant, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: tense, serious, dark humor, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crime, crimes, missing person, serial killer, murderous pair, store, danger, deadly, vengeance, under the surface ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 88K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, murder, gory, vengeance, danger, dangerous attraction, monster, blood, death, adultery, demons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: captivating, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, deal with the devil, physical appearance, society, fall in love, aristocracy, painting, immortality, obsession, high society, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: opera, opera house, kidnapping, murder, ghost, tragic hero, obsession, destructive relationship, music, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, insanity, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, twists & turns, torture, psychiatrist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ 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, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, vengeance, revenge, mercilessness, extreme violence, violence, crime and punishment, track down, cat and mouse, law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, mississippi river, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, jack the ripper, maniac, slasher, investigation, psychopath, police investigation, gory, crime, mind game ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.7
 30K
May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, obsession, murder, mental illness, gory, serial killer, psychopath, mole, social misfits, destructive relationship, cannibalism, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, atmospheric, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, gothic horror, murder, crimes, estate, deadly, sexual tension, older woman younger man relationship, couples, family relations, golden years, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 96K
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, atmospheric, scary, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly creature, superhuman powers, deadly, supernatural, investigation, gory, curses spells and rituals, missing person, danger, imaginary, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Demons of the Mind (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: castle, incest, secret, parents and children, gory, siblings relations, murder, violence, crimes, village, danger, estate ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, obsession, psychopath, danger, sexual abuse, mermaid, bondage, gory, ship, violence spree ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, stalking, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, incest, murder, blood, rape, extreme violence, killing spree, prostitute, video camera, gory, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 56K
Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, urban, slavery, cult ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Nightcomers (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.
Style: disturbing, serious, gothic, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: bondage, ghost, evil, mansion, children, masochist, sex, murder, exploitation, obsession, sexual abuse, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, laboratory, prostitute, human nature, master and servant, dangerous attraction, monster, society, power relations, boss and employee, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 98K
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, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, estate, uncover truth, countryside, wartime life, danger, youth, death, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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