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The Melancholy Fantastic (2011)
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The Melancholy Fantastic (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suffering from her mother's recent suicide, a delusional young girl falls for an alluring Goth, against the objections of a life-size talking muslin doll. The Melancholy Fantastic is a psychological thriller set during the holidays.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, gothic, christmas horror, fairy tale, psychological, tense, gloomy, serious, surprise ending
Plot: loneliness, grief, christmas, fall in love, losing-it hero, imaginary character, imaginary, objects come to life, love, split personality, self discovery, mental illness, imagination, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, holiday horror, surrealism, magic realism, insanity, delusion, christ allegory, winter, suicide, freak, doll, goth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about insanity, murder, obsession, mental illness, loneliness, blood and storytelling mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Melancholy Fantastic: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Mad Cowgirl (2006), He Was a Quiet Man (2007), The Other Side of the Tracks (2008), Magic (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, surrealism, romance, freak, love, human nature, fish out of water, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman reeling from the death of her parents becomes attached to an alluring man whose sudden disappearance sends her and her friends into a haunted high-rise to find him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: romance, afterlife, parallel world, supernatural, fall in love, track down, losing-it hero, imaginary, ghost, supernatural romance, chases and races, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.2
 2K
Mad Cowgirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, who is dying of a brain disorder, begins a surreal journey which descends into violence.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, serious, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, crimes, sex addict, family relations, gory, siblings relations, tv show, losing-it hero, alternate reality, murder, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: loner, office, disability, surrealism, suicide attempt, workplace, crimes, self discovery, humiliation, workplace situations, danger, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Other Side of the Tracks (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A depressed young man struggles to move on and escape haunting memories of his girlfriend, killed ten years ago in a train accident.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural power, love triangle, haunted by the past, tragic love, romance, love and romance, small town life, obsessive love, psychic, obsession, male female relationship, coma ...
Place: connecticut, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 9K
Magic (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alter ego, mental illness, rise and fall, toys, split personality, telepathy, objects come to life, deadly, couple relations, childhood sweetheart, ventriloquist dummy, ventriloquist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 49K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, repression, delusion, rent, loneliness, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, indoor, graphic violence, virginity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 870
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, best friends, losing-it hero, deadly, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.5
 32K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, orphan, mentally challenged, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 92K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nervous breakdown, delusion, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 739
Hellgate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, ghost, imaginary, nightmare, seeing dead people, car accident, death of wife, brain scan, boat, luggage, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 702K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Breaking at the Edge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A pregnant woman fears for her unborn child's life if she doesn't avenge a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, couples, couple relations, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, mental illness, female protagonist, pregnant wife, profanity, sexual content, unfulfillment, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, twists & turns, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, plot twist, uncover truth, torture, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 265
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, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 33K
May (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: student film
Plot: mental illness, obsession, serial killer, loneliness, murder, cannibalism, destructive relationship, psychopath, blind character, insanity, female stalker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Style: bleak, scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, imaginary, danger, small town life, stalking, loneliness, murder, father son relationship, teenage boy, romance, hidden identity ...
Place: iran, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, love and romance, dangerous attraction, parents and children, family disapproval, father daughter relationship, on the run, psychopath, drifter, gas station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 96K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, writer's block, imaginary character, career, postmodernism, success, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, deadly, drug dealing, losing-it hero, crimes, misfit, psychopath, split personality, serial killer, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When teenage Molly Hartley moves to a new town, she's haunted by terrifying visions that may have to do with dark secrets from her past. Something evil lurks just beneath the lush surfaces of her private-school world, and it holds the rights to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural, high school life, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, dealing with death, danger, back from the dead, graduation, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 33K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, conspiracy theory, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, insanity, psychosis, isolated place, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), delusion, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Soon after moving in with her aging aunt Dora, Adele meets Beth, seductive and mysterious, who tests the limits of Adele's moral ground and sends her spiraling down a psychologically unstable and phantasmagoric path.
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, suspense, queer cinema
Plot: gothic horror, caregiver, haunted house, lesbian, evil, loneliness, girlfriend, lonely
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 59
The Incubus (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Things are starting to change when a group of mysterious teens move into the small town of Spoon River. All of a sudden, people in the neighborhood are starting to come down with an unexplained disease. In spite of this, one girl is intrigued by the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, gothic, captivating, vintage
Plot: ghost, danger, impossible love, supernatural romance, supernatural, mysterious character, deadly, love and romance, youth, social relations, small town, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 619
Inside (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex has a disturbing hobby of following strangers...until one night he gets caught. Instead of calling the police, the couple--fascinated by Alex's resemblance to their dead son--asks him to stay, and Alex finds himself trapped in a horrifying ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: voyeurism, insanity, stalking, missing child, confined, danger, crimes, love affair, desperation, accident, parents, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 327
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: insomnia, law enforcement, crimes, alter ego, murder, split personality, rivalry, danger, violence, arrest, businessman, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 104K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, psychological, art house, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, cult, nightmare, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 6K
Air Doll (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An "air doll" suddenly come to life one day. Without her owner knowing, she goes for a walk around town and falls in love with Junichi. She starts to date Junichi and gets a job at the same store where he works. Everything seems to be ...
Style: bleak, serious, surreal, touching, humorous ...
Plot: objects come to life, fall in love, hopes, imaginary, toys, creator, human nature, innocence lost, nudity (full frontal - brief), little girl, video store, sex doll ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.3
 543
Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, slasher, crimes, deadly, supernatural, violence, survival, reincarnation, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%