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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
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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, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating, suspenseful, serious, lyrical, disturbing, suspense, gothic horror ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, villain, goth, insanity, haunted by the past, social injustice, barbershop, judge, loss of loved one, presumed dead, vengeance, obsession, crimes, exile, widow, cannibalism, violence, betrayal, murderer, court, corpse, unrequited love, murderous pair, sailor ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s, 18th century, victorian
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 weird films with plots about murder, vengeance, brutality, storytelling, blood, dialogue and adaptation mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Dorian Gray (2009), Crimson Peak (2015), Sweeney Todd (2006), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, captivating, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, eternal youth, beefcake, aristocracy, physical appearance, fall in love, male nudity, high society, society, painting, artist, immortality ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
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, dark fantasy, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, perfume, insanity, woman in danger, genius, dangerous attraction, corpse, killings, sense of smell, sexualized violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence
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79%
 6.5
 145K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, gothic horror, dark fantasy, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, incest, psychopath, murder, old mansion, supernatural, estate, supernatural romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist, ghost story ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
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, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, vengeance, murder, revenge, hairdresser, murderous pair, dark humor, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
⇓ 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, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: cannibalism, serial killer, obsession, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, murderous pair, hairdresser, dark hero, violent, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, goth, loneliness, vampire human love, haunted by the past, bonding, dark hero, human nature, vampirism, aristocracy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1780s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, bloody, macabre, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: opera, support group, goth, surgery, life is a bitch, against humanity, powerful corporation, future dystopia, terminal illness, therapy, makeover, grudge ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, serious, captivating, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, disfigurement, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, love and romance, love triangle, disguise, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 352K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, investigation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, legends and myths, small town, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, georgian era
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 153K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, jack the ripper, who done it, crimes, graphic violence, a vision, freemason, psychic, police investigation, life is a bitch, police detective, prostitute ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 106K
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, stylized, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly creature, beast, human becoming an animal, superhuman powers, supernatural, missing person, family relations, haunted by the past, investigation, countryside, transformation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, england, tower bridge london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 15K
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: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, human nature, laboratory, prostitute, master and servant, dangerous attraction, power relations, jekyll and hyde, rich man poor woman, dual identity, chambermaid ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rescue, experiment gone awry, frankenstein, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural, immortality, reincarnation, science, mutant ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: germany, geneva switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 193K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 87 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, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, woman in danger, who done it, police investigation, crimes, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: hypnosis, black cat, cat, obsession, supernatural, ghost, mystery, obsessive quest, mysterious character, love and romance, couples, honeymoon ...
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: serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, missing person, hairdresser, crimes, murderous pair, under the surface, dentist, vengeance, store, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, maniac, psychology, profiler, brutality, fbi, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 6K
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, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 38K
Oliver! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, emotional, gloomy, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, street kid, child abuse, orphanage, group of criminals, the underworld, thief, theft, child in peril, dog, kids in trouble, victorian england ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 263K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, humorous, gothic horror, melancholic ...
Plot: vampire, eccentric family, witch, immortality, dark humor, curse, estate, werewolf, old mansion, curses spells and rituals, vampire human love, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century, 1770s, year 1972 ...
Place: new england, maine, usa, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, violence, photographer, psychopath, crimes, witnessing a crime, violent, obsession, stalking, torture, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 20K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: rat, psychopath, misfit, humiliation, vengeance, greed, workplace, obsession, dangerous animal, mentally unstable, social misfits, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 3.4
 304
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, mental illness, split personality, obsession, rivalry, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 21K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, mental institution, dwarf, funeral, circus, shrine, elephant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 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, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, murder, hospital, psychologist, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, psychoanalysis, split personality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, incest, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, rape, extreme violence, manic, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 16K
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, kidnapping, vengeance, loss of child, rivalry, partners, confined, parents and children, captivity, plan gone awry, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, tel aviv, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 3K
Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is a sympathetic recluse with severe social problems, an addiction to VHS action films and a horrible moustache. Occasionally he snaps and murder is the result…
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police, isolation, loneliness, crimes, psychopath, violence, social realism, victimization, strangulation, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 8K
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, obsession, obsessive quest, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%