Movies like Dead Sleep

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Dead Sleep (1990)
 4.8
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Dead Sleep (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse uncovers the terrifying truth about a renowned doctor whose patients have become permanently maimed by his special dose of a drug called "Dead Sleep."
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, bleak, realistic, scary, tense, serious
Plot: hospital, mental institution, mystery, mental illness, investigation, mad scientist, murder, doctors and patients, rehabilitation, psychiatry, experiment, nurse, electroshock therapy, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, misfit, clinic, parents and children, crime, graphic violence, deadly, power relations, profanity, drug abuse, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Dead Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and mind bending films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, deadly, investigation, female nudity and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Dead Sleep: Breaking Dawn (2004), True True Lie (2006), A Killer Upstairs (2005), Vanished (2011), Toe Tags (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, mental illness, obsession, hospital, losing-it hero, stalking, mind game, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 344
True True Lie (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After 12 years in an asylum, as she is reunited with friends and family, Dana begins to realize the events that led to her stay there may not have been imaginary.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, woman in danger, haunted by the past, mental illness, teenage life, youth, supernatural, deadly, best friends, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal, amateur detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.3
 232
Vanished (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman searches for many years to exact revenge on a kidnapper. A psychological thriller that examines how far a person would go if pushed to the extreme.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, mystery, deadly, crimes, confined, danger, hostage, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, secret, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 105
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, amateur detective, mystery, deadly, crimes, serial killer, race against time, apartment building, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Attic Expeditions (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trevor Blackburn is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Faith, in a brutal ritual. He's sentenced to live in an experimental rehabilitation community and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he meets the mysterious Dr. Elk, who tortures Trevor ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, dark humor, tense ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, surgery, mad scientist, losing-it hero, mind game, supernatural, psychopath, supernatural ability, manipulations, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 183
Committed (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse is taken hostage by a patient pretending to be a doctor and is forced to administer to everyone.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: mental institution, mistaken identity, murder, mentally unstable, dishonesty, power relations, misfit, patient, doctor, nurse, woman in danger, trap ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 116
Four Jacks (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four guys plot revenge on the businessman who ripped them off.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, rivalry, deadly, crimes, betrayal, buddies, mystery, dishonesty, blind ambition, murder, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 366
Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, hospital, psychopath, investigation, crimes, whodunit, stabbed to death, homicide detective, lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Tenth Circle (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Jodi Picoult's best-selling novel, "The Tenth Circle" tells the powerful story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: family relations, family problems, mystery, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, college, family life, teenage life, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 405
Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Patrick stars as a private investigator traumatized by his father's suicide who goes undercover in a mental institution to uncover the murderer of his psychiatrist.
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, crimes, amateur detective, working undercover, murder, hospital, doctors and patients, clinic, cons and scams, mental illness, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 918
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, doctors and patients, uncover truth, cure, deadly, morgue, secret laboratory, doctor patient relationship, homeless man ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Black Box (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accident survivor wakes from a coma and confronts old, uncomfortable memories.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hospital, memory loss, investigation, unfulfillment, crimes, losing-it hero, heroes, life is a bitch, danger, crime investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 1K
Sleepwalker (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ulrik Hansson is 45 years old and lives a secure life in a Swedish residential district together with his wife Monika and their two children. He's got a well-paid job as an architect and builds a new detached house which the family will move ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, murder, mystery, on the run, deadly, crimes, family problems, disappearance, sleepwalking, blood, family relations
Time: 90s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
 1K
Snapdragon (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An erotic amnesiac lures a police psychologist into a world of lust and danger.
Style: erotic, tense, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, seduction, murder, serial killer, police, investigation, danger, law enforcement, who done it, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 328
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, mind game, youth, crimes, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lethal Eviction (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A first time landlord purchases a run-down, rent-controlled apartment building in hopes of making a solid investment. Everything seems to be going smoothly until, one by one, the tenants begin to meet strange, untimely gruesome deaths.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, danger, deadly, dual identity, insanity, landlord, twins, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, gays and lesbians, in the woods, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of murders rock a dance academy in New York in which the mysterous directress, Candice, sets out to find the kiler, with a little assistance from a shady male model, named George, who has a hidden agenda for her as does she for him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, slasher, rivalry, dance studio, vengeance, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, track down, gory, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 301
Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, friendship, betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, female killer, suspicion, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 786
Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trapped in an old folks home where people keep going missing, an ex-cop must overcome his Alzheimers to find out who is killing people in this jigsaw thriller.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, clinic, deadly, law enforcement, elderly, retirement home, death, alzheimer's disease, golden years, crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Where Truth Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Driven to drink by his wife's death, a tormented doctor is committed to an experimental rehab.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), insanity, murder, rape, sedation, mystery, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, mental institution, graphic violence, figment, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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270
 5.8
 107K
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, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 5K
Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, legal, frame up, death row, false accusation, injustice, law enforcement, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 299
Committed (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Dr. Dupont arrives at a mental facility to apply for a staff position. World famous Dr. Quilly interviews her, and has her sign papers. She is thrilled to get the job, and is shown her room. However, confusion with her room being on the same floor ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, uncover truth, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, danger, rehabilitation, rescue, wrongfully committed, suicide, female doctor, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 9K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: race against time, murder, college, neo noir, mystery, police investigation, destiny, uncover truth, infidelity, alcohol abuse, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 215
The Stranger (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Bedilia stars in this psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she has a car accident. She becomes an amnesia victim and although, she doesn't know her own identity, is able to ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, wrongfully committed, false accusation, doctors and patients, hospital, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%