Movies like The Happiness Cage

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The Happiness Cage (1972)
 5.6
 492
The Happiness Cage (1972)
Original name: The Mind Snatchers
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.
Style: scary, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: remote control, soldier, hospital, inventions and discoveries, life is a bitch, graphic violence, child illness, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, terminal illness, doctors and patients, estate, mind game, disorder, deadly, power relations, profanity, experiment, monkey, military, mental illness, pain, mind control, bandage, brain surgery
Time: 70s
Place: europe

Most similar movies to The Happiness Cage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and bleak films with plots about experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, disorder, doctors and patients, supernatural and mad scientist mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Happiness Cage: Acceptable Risk (2001), Woundings (1998), The Eavesdropper (2004), The Sender (1982), Extraction (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Acceptable Risk (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ambitious medical researcher discovers a mold that he believes could be the foundation of a miracle cure for degenerative disease
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly, couple relations, experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, miraculous event, doctors and patients, kissing, murder, death, exploding car, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 330
Woundings (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A government program is trying to entice women to go to a remote island and become companions to war-scarred soldiers.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: island, life is a bitch, soldier, battles, military, romance, war, future dystopia, anti war, wartime life, hypocrisy, casual sex ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Eavesdropper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen deaf patients took part in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration. Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects ...
Style: serious, experimental, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crimes, psychopath, disorder, experiment gone awry, rivalry, state affairs, mind game, hidden identity, mad scientist, mute or deaf, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mental institution, mental illness, mind game, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, misfit, danger, psychopath, doctors and patients, psychic, mind control ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 11K
Extraction (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: time loop, memory, murder, danger, disorder, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, supernatural, alternate reality, repeated event, scientist, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: split personality, switching roles, jekyll and hyde, crimes, rivalry, deadly, looking for sex, experiment gone awry, mental illness, murder, mad scientist, slasher ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.5
 703
The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, unfulfillment, mental illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, human spirit, prison, martial arts, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.0
 201
Bombshell (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Characters in a bio technological firm utilize nanotechnology (miniature, smart robots) to control others for their own good.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laboratory, experiment gone awry, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, inventions and discoveries, corporate crimes, technology gone awry, future dystopia, terminal illness, missing person, time travel ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 156K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mutant, science, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, nightmare, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
For the Good of Others (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunized himself to others' pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over the course of a disturbing meeting, Diego is ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, supernatural, doctors and patients, memory loss, intrigue, couple relations, estrangement, rivalry, doctor, society, supernatural ability, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 811
Tribulation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom Canboro is a police detective with a Christian sister, Eileen, a brother, Calvin, a wife, Susan, and eccentric brother-in-law, Jason. One night, Jason seemingly goes insane and tries to kill Eileen, calling her a "hater". Tom soon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, christian film ...
Plot: mind game, supernatural, leadership, danger, fighting the system, police detective, haunted by the past, human spirit, virtual reality, messiah, mind control, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 9K
Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, society, fighting the system, crimes, love affair, military life, infidelity, deadly, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 1K
Subject Two (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A doctor invents a resurrection formula and tests it by killing his assistant over and over and over again
Style: rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, mad scientist, zombie, death wish, doctors and patients, confined, deadly, crimes, supernatural, danger, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Man on Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the latest week on the earth before the announce of the landing of an extraterrestrial society on earth seen by the eyes of a misogynist man with only the desire solitude and routine.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: solitude, alien encounter, benign alien, life turned upside down, disorder, alien, misogynist, extraterrestrial, danger, adventure, society, misfit ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 11K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, corporation, government agent ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, rio de janeiro, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Gerber Syndrome: il contagio (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Gerber's Syndrome is an contagious viral disease that was discovered in Germany in 2008 and spread all over the world. It is extremely contagious, fast spreading, and deadly. This syndrome is very difficult to spot, because it's like a ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: terminal illness, plague, danger, deadly, deadly virus, vaccine, society, life is a bitch, pandemic
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 551
Frankenstein (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the early 19th century, Dr. Frankenstein (Patrick Bergin, Sleeping with the Enemy) discovers the secret of life – how to create a perfect man – powerful, intelligent and immune to disease. But something goes wrong in the laboratory and the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: reincarnation, danger, escapades, deadly, mad scientist, imaginary, supernatural, rivalry, disorder, cloning, mutant, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: transplant, mad scientist, murder, imaginary, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, experiment gone awry, mutant, disorder, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, mental institution, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, investigation, missing person, power relations, mystery, manipulation, dialogue, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Waylon and Buddy decide to join the army as it appears to be their best option. But when they realize...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military life, mad scientist, crimes, disorder, gory, deadly, buddies, military, experiment gone awry, looking for sex, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 5K
Iceman (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, allegory, earnest ...
Plot: glacier, laboratory, arctic, language barrier, frozen alive, neanderthal, caveman, anthropology, survival, human nature, experiment gone awry, isolation ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric, 80s
Place: antarctica, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, confined, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, phone sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 446
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, military, war, desperation, gulf war, society, anti war ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 545
In Your Image (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ridden by guilt for not being able to have a child, wife decides to conceive by cloning. The daughter she gives birth to is therefor almost identical to her. The child starts to grow rapidly and slowly replaces mom in the household.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, disorder, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, psychopath, clones, doctor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 10K
Monkey Shines (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: paralysis, monkey, murder, disability, revenge, experiment, rage, vengeance, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, zombie, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 1K
Final (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Waking up in a nearly empty room, Bill has strange recollections of his father's death and a car crash, and occasional paranoid delusions. Ann, a psychologist, tries to help him make sense of it all.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, doctors and patients, future dystopia, life is a bitch, amnesia, cryogenics, conspiracy, psychiatrist, time travel, power relations, sent to the future ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1999, quarry
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Flowers for Algernon (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: mentally challenged, prodigy, laboratory, blind ambition, social misfits, hopes, misfit, fall in love, doctors and patients, romance, disorder, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, danger, deadly, confined, isolation, hospital, human experiment, mad scientist, friends, gory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 2K
Warning Sign (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An accident occurs in an ultra-secret government biological weapons laboratory spreading a sinister bacteria.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, laboratory, bio weapon, contamination, biological warfare, supernatural, crimes, race against time, life is a bitch, rescue, future dystopia, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Temporarily Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follows the life of five interns in a hospital, who trys to find out what happens in the after life. The five makes an experiments. They drive themselves into a clinical death and bring themselves back to life. After the Experiment, they realize ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: hospital, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, power relations, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, mystery, intern, buried truth, experiment, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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