Movies like Beyond the Black Rainbow

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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
 5.9
 15K
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle. If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute, but Nyle won╩╝t easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, suspense, serious, surprise ending, psychedelic, macabre ...
Plot: mad scientist, captivity, behavior control, confined, power relations, hospital, exploitation, telepathy, doctor patient relationship, strong violent content, government facility, captive, commune, drugged, mad doctor, maniac, drugs, mutant, psychopath, escape, violence, obsession, death, experiment, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1983, 1960s

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Most similar movies to Beyond the Black Rainbow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about murder, blood, danger, violence, death, brutality and insanity mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Beyond the Black Rainbow: The Void (2016), Videodrome (1983), The Cell (2000), Scanners (1981), The Sender (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: dark, macabre, stylized, sinister, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: body horror, another dimension, mutation, human experiment, insanity, monster, murder, nurse, hospital, brutality, violence, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 91K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychological, psychedelic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, postmodernism, investigation, bdsm, tv show, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, brazil, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 102K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: surreal, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, surrealism, mind game, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, swat team, woman in danger, race against time, graphic violence, fbi ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 54K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, scientist, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, world domination, misfit, social misfits, telepathy, violence, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 2K
The Sender (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, mental illness, mental institution, mind game, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, misfit, psychopath, psychic, mind control, hospital ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 5K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: experiment, mental illness, insanity, hallucination, delusion, experiment gone awry, nightmare, haunted by the past, murder, obsession, doctors and patients, corporation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 14K
Infini (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
Style: suspense, futuristic, intense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, survival, space travel, plague, mind control, insanity, rescue mission, death, sole survivor, mutation, characters killed one by one, military ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 35K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, isolation, genetics, psychologist, science, transformation, university, genetically altered, mad scientist, insanity, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 60s
Place: harvard university, california, boston, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 4K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 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, scary, surreal, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, hypnosis, obsession, murder, theater, psycho killer, evil doctor, ghost, mind game, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, california, southern california, spain, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, journalism, crimes, investigation, psycho, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 29K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf, abusive mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Jekyll is a well-regarded physician whose evenings are spent researching a rare and sacred Amazonian flower so potent it's said to literally separate the soul, giving life to man's Dark Self. The obsessive experiments to isolate ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: mad scientist, split personality, jekyll and hyde, serial killer, alter ego, mad doctor, investigation, obsession, legal, criminal heroes, antidote, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, surgery, scientist, experimenting, supernatural, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, gambling, scheming, laboratory ...
Time: 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 46K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, addiction, gynecologist, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, patient, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath, sanitarium ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lords of Salem (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The City of Salem, Massachusetts is visited by a coven of ancient witches.
Style: surreal, bleak, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, radio dj, burned alive, supernatural, uncover truth, losing-it hero, religions or cults, coven, rock, curses spells and rituals, a vision, satanism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.5
 1K
Do Not Reply (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chelsea, a high school introvert, is abducted through a social media app and is forced to look like other girls Brad holds captive. Chelsea desperately attempts to persuade them to escape before they all become victims in his virtual reality filmed ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, psychotronic, scary
Plot: disturbed individual, virtual reality, mental illness, teenage girl, violence, fear, brutality, murder, kidnapping, death, evil man, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, ...
Style: psychological, experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, hit and run, transformation, superhuman powers, outdoor sex, cyberpunk, mad scientist, ghost, good versus evil, androids and robots, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 15K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, telepathy, supernatural, family relations, rescue, chase, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 2.8
 335
Carl (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychological horror/thriller depicting a backwoods family with a dark secret.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, captivity, crimes, good versus evil, rivalry, small town, confined, survival, woman in danger, strong violent content, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 99K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, escape from reality, video game, chase, distopia, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, future dystopia, computers and web, mind control ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 690
The Machine (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This deftly made French psychological thriller terrifies with its exploration of an experiment gone horribly wrong. Dr. Marc Lacroix, a psychiatrist specializing in brain functions, is obsessed with the link between mind and spirit. To find his link ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: mad scientist, psychopath, experiment gone awry, switching roles, obsession, disorder, chaos, crimes, brutality, time travel, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 2K
Bloodwork (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple of college students decide to sign up for pharmaceutical testing of a new allergy drug to make some extra cash for their spring break trip. They quickly discover their two week stay will not be as easy as they first believed and fight to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, buddies, confined, isolation, hospital, human experiment, graphic violence, sexual content, doctors and patients, power relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 40K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, forced sex, yacht, isolation, married couple, psychopath, ship, mysterious character, crimes, manic, sinking boat, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 86K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, suicide, experiment gone awry, nightmare, hallucination, medical experiment, medical school, supernatural, obsession, memory, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 68K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: dark hero, supernatural ability, supernatural, coma, destiny, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, psychology, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 1.6
 156
The Red Cell (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A terminally ill patient, wakes up in a dark, decrepit underground chamber. An IV pumps an unknown liquid into his body and adorning his head is a crown of wires. His last memories lead him back to the hospital where doctors had recently discovered ...
Style: macabre, suspense, art house, psychotronic, sinister ...
Plot: survival, bondage, cancer, psychopath, terminal illness, illness, evil man, insanity, absurdism, fear, anguish, drug use ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.8
 112K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, mental institution, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural, mind game, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 37K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: scary, macabre, bleak, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, infected, creature, survival, infection, parasite, virus, weekend, partners in crime, death, hostage, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%