Movies like The Mafu Cage

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The Mafu Cage (1978)
 5.9
 526
The Mafu Cage (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, tragic ending
Plot: obsession, incest, insanity, cell, family relations, love triangle, betrayal, pets, graphic violence, infidelity, mentally unstable, couples, dishonesty, siblings relations, lesbian incest, sibling relationship, female director, maniac, kidnapping, unrequited love, sister sister relationship, female assassin, jealousy, older man younger woman relationship, explorer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Mafu Cage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about obsession, couples, crimes, murder, deadly, danger and infidelity mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Mafu Cage: Sister My Sister (1994), Tattoo (1981), Homage (1995), The Fan (1981), Silence Becomes You (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian incest, incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, society, love and romance, power relations, social differences, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 771
Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, tattoo, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, mentally unstable, danger, sexual content, woman in danger, voyeurism, bondage, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.7
 205
Homage (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The young caretaker at the estate of a reclusive woman develops a dangerous obsession with her daughter, a sexy television star. Unexpected twists and turns.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gothic
Plot: obsession, murder, tragic event, fatal attraction, widow, investigation, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, betrayal, addiction, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, crime, obsessed fan, stalking, actor's life, woman in danger, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, price of fame, maniac ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, female psychopath, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, roommate, sexual content, workplace intrigue, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Silence Becomes You (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two sisters, Grace and Violet, bound together by more than blood, live a reclusive life in a large mansion, detached from society and reality too. They have a plan. It's hardly conventional, but the outcome nine months later is all that counts. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, romance, mind game, betrayal, murder, couple relations, sexual relations, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.7
 631
N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, couples, danger, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, urban, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.4
 753
Inner Sanctum (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman attempts suicide when she suspects her husband doesn't love her and is having an affair. Now she's wheelchair-bound, and her husband, who indeed doesn't love her and is having an affair, hires a private nurse to look after his ...
Style: sexy, sexual, captivating, absurd, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, betrayal, intrigue, danger, infidelity, strong sexual content, woman in danger, murder, disability, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, couples, deadly, gory, obsession, violence, murder, woman kills a man, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 727
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, couples, single parent, parents and children, sex scene, love triangle, extramarital affair, obsession, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 7K
Shrew's Nest (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: family relations, isolation, agoraphobia, female psychopath, murder, secret, mentally unstable, danger, obsession, hidden, sister sister relationship, orphan ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 688
The Landlady (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: obsession, split personality, murder, disobey, psychopath, blind ambition, dishonesty, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, spouse killer, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 452
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, stalking, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 75
Do It for Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Andrés's wealthy father-in-law runs a textile factory; he retires and brings Andrés to Madrid, with wife and son, to run the company. Andrés works long hours, but his wife is bored, and there are tensions at home. When Isabel, a femme ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, kidnapping, dishonesty, cons and scams, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, couple relations, investigation, family problems, deadly, who done it, obsession, crime, couples, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 370
Cupid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A brother and sister with a past incestuous relationship have a current murderous relationship. He murders the women who reject him and she murders the women who get too close to him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, dangerous attraction, love affair, murder, obsession, fall in love, legends and myths, graphic violence, mentally unstable, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 667
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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: voyeurism, insanity, stalking, confined, danger, missing child, love affair, crimes, desperation, accident, kidnapping, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, ocean, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bottom of the Sea (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An architect (Daniel Hendler) trails a man (Gustavo Garzón) who was hiding under his girlfriend's (Dolores Fonzi) bed.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: jealousy, love, obsession, danger, investigation, stalking, couples, infidelity, lovers, rivalry, unfaithful, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 394
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, couples, danger, gory, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, deception, relationships, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 44K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity, body horror ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.2
 661
Night Eyes (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills home-security guard is seduced by a rock star's wife he monitors by video.
Style: erotic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, rock star, security guard, sexual relations, crime, crimes, crumbling marriage, voyeurism, adultery, investigation, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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House of the Damned (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman just released from a mental institution returns home to her mansion and faces a new set of horrors.
Style: realistic, serious, offbeat, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: insanity, search, mute, mental institution, secret, hostages, mentally unstable, misfit, chases and races, deadly, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, prehistoric times
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 411
Love Walked In (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two romantically involved down-and-out lounge singers get involved in a caper.
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, love triangle, showbiz, cons and scams, private detective, obsession, down on your luck, infidelity, love and romance, sex scene, militant, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 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, gory, family relations, siblings relations, tv show, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, hallucination, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 34K
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: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, conspiracy theory, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, psychosis, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), delusion, mental illness, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hamiltons (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hamilton's seem to be an ordinary American family, living in a small town in Northern California and dealing with the problems of everyday life. They've also been recently adjusting to the untimely death of their parents, but since ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family secret, survival, crimes, twins, gory, siblings relations, family life, kidnapping, orphan, torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, deadly, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime, male female relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, family problems, couples, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, rivalry, wedding, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%