Movies like The Devil

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The Devil (1972)
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The Devil (1972)
Original name: Diabeł
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father's death and his girlfriend's betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless and gory killings.
Style: scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, experimental, avant garde ...
Plot: sex with mother, werewolf, mate swapping, mother son incest, distopia, politics, captivity, life is a bitch, society, chaos, political unrest, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, violence spree, chaos and mayhem, religions or cults, human becoming an animal, sex, prison, dancing, horse, serial killer, incest, strong sexual content, wolf ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: poland, europe, prussia

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Most similar movies to The Devil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and bleak films with plots about deadly, murder, gory, crimes, blood, female nudity and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Horror and History genres. Some movies like The Devil: Possession (1981), Witchhammer (1970), The Third Part of the Night (1971), The Conqueror Worm (1968), Mark of the Devil (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, family problems, supernatural, perversion, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
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Witchhammer (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: burned alive, nudity (full frontal - brief), religions or cults, graphic violence, society, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, false accusation, murder, torture chamber ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Third Part of the Night (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the Nazi occupation of Poland, in which Michal witnesses the murder of his mother, wife and child. He is hurled into a life that literally is not his own; a surreal world littered with trapdoors, doppelgängers and wormholes. It also ...
Style: avant garde, allegory
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, typhus, pregnant woman, german occupation, gestapo, death of family, experiment, religion, insanity, nun, survival ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: inquisition, witch hunt, soldier, vengeance, murder, religions or cults, crimes, clergy, witch, violence, rape, priest ...
Time: 17th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mark of the Devil (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.
Style: serious, slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, soldier, sexual abuse, village, murder, rape, torture, religions or cults, psychopath, investigation, leadership, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Flavia the Heretic (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: convent, torture, injustice, rape, revenge, muslim, rebellion, clergy, life is a bitch, heroes, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, libertine, torture, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, corpse, obsession, crimes, criminal heroes, supernatural, investigation, power relations, society, scientist, hospital, grave robbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england
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21%
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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the ...
Style: serious, surreal, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: bishop, virginity, hypocrisy, baby, youth, clergy, birth, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, violence, seduction, religion ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
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21%
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Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: surreal, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: hitman, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, psychopath, masochist, self mutilation, murder, violence, kgb, cons and scams, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a salacious novel, they get a classmate in trouble, they spy on ...
Style: realistic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: satanism, convent school, murder, convent, coming of age, seduction, nun, school, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, intrigue, death row, french history, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
August Underground's Mordum (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two deranged friends bring along another guy to go on a random murder rampage. They kidnapped lesbian lovers, couples and they torture them in any way that the viewer can imagine. Your worst fears will come true in this shocking account of a killing ...
Style: bleak, realistic, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: strong violent content, violence spree, kidnapping, life is a bitch, crimes, strong sexual content, psychopath, murder, friends, brother sister sex, psycho killer, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Manson Family (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, psychopath, filmmaking, crimes, life is a bitch, leadership, investigation, journalism, serial killer, drug abuse, cult leader ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, mental institution, dwarf, funeral, circus, shrine, elephant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? From Lech Majewski, one of Poland's most acclaimed filmmakers, The Mill ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: painter, punishment, breast feeding, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, death sentence, redemption, occupation, loss of son, symbolism, famous painting ...
Time: 16th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Scar Crow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The three Tanner sisters live in fear after their mother is hanged for witchcraft, in her absence their father takes advantage of his daughters leaving the family somewhere between life and death cursed for an eternity.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, family problems, curses spells and rituals, murder, reincarnation, graphic violence, violence spree, countryside, curse, witchcraft, scarecrow, father daughter incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.1
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Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, couples, sexual relations, murder, curses spells and rituals, drugs, surrealism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and confusion rule the group and revenge and violence erupts in ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, cult film
Plot: graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, politics, criminal's revenge, leadership, juvenile delinquency, gang, criminal heroes, prison life, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan
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20%
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Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, police officer, violence spree, kids in trouble, forest, violence, serial killer, chaos, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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19%
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Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, leadership, investigation, uncover truth, suburbs, religions or cults, vampire, society, track down, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 90s, year 1996
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
In a Glass Cage (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, war criminal, sadism, serial killer, murder, isolation, torture, insanity, sexual abuse, mind game, psychopath, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.4
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, mental illness, split personality, obsession, rivalry, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: genocide, rape, massacre, society, survival, state affairs, war, soldier, confined, military, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: talky, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society, crimes, life is a bitch, doctors and patients ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.7
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Unspeakable (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Impotent and unhappy middle-aged James Fhelleps goes murderously around the bend after an automobile accident claims the life of his beloved daughter Heather and turns his nagging wife Alice into a pathetic grotesquely disfigured cripple. James ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, midlife crisis, life turned upside down, psychopath, mind game, losing-it hero, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.2
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Romasanta (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terror is stalking the land: people are disappearing daily, their bodies appearing covered in savage gashes coupled with precise surgical cuts. The legend of the 'Werewolf of Allariz' spreads across the land like wildfire. When Barbara ...
Style: gothic horror, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, serial killer, stalking, transformation, court, mind game, dangerous animal, supernatural, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, village, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 1850s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, incest, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, rape, extreme violence, manic, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 266 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: tortured to death, extreme violence, torture, world war two, sadism, violence, human experiment, brutality, execution, cruelty, death, violent death ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Who's Watching Oliver (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a mentally unstable loner lost in a life forced upon him. By night Oliver aimlessly wanders the streets and bars on what can only be described as a truly shocking and humiliating killing spree. His only savior and possible way out of a ...
Style: psychotronic, psychological, scary, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: killing spree, sex maniac, mental illness, mother son incest, murder, serial killer, emotional abuse, male rape victim, abusive father, psychological abuse, violence, abusive mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%