Movies like The Sender

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The Sender (1982)
 6.0
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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, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, psychedelic, macabre, surreal, scary ...
Plot: mind control, supernatural, mental institution, mental illness, psychic, suicide attempt, mind game, psychopath, misfit, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, hospital, telepathy, murder, supernatural power, telekinesis, mother, doctor, rat, amnesia, nightmare, patient, decapitation, psychic power ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Sender

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about deadly, crimes, mind game, murder, supernatural, mental illness and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sender: Scanners (1981), Madhouse (2004), My Sweet Killer (1999), Hipnos (2004), The Attic Expeditions (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: telekinesis, scientist, mind control, violence, exploitation, investigation, psychic power, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, body horror, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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100%
 5.4
 7K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mentally unstable, ghost, intern, murder, supernatural, investigation, mental illness, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, scary, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, psychopath, femme fatale, split personality, mysterious character, serial killer, losing-it hero, misfit, mystery, mentally unstable, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 1K
Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: doctor, mental institution, mysterious character, supernatural, hypnosis, losing-it hero, mental illness, isolation, mind game, hospital, patient, psychiatric ward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: disturbing, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, surgery, psychopath, mind game, supernatural, losing-it hero, mad scientist, supernatural ability, ghost, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, mind bending
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mental illness, mystery, investigation, mentally unstable, obsession, hospital, murder, doctors and patients, uncover truth, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 378
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, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, woman in danger, mind game, mental illness, teenage life, supernatural, crimes, best friends, mentally unstable, youth, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.4
 656
Hellborn (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: James Bishop is a young psychology resident, excited about his new job at St. Andrews Mental Hospital and the chance to help severely ill patients. The excitement changes to puzzlement, concern and finally terror as some of those patients ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, human experiment, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, power relations, psychopath, doctors and patients, mental illness, crimes, ghost, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.0
 911
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, mind game, survival, mental illness, murder, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.8
 3K
The Cell 2 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim! Now ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychic, amnesia, psychopath, police detective, chase, supernatural ability, law enforcement, mind game, life is a bitch, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 2K
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: disturbing, tense, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, patient, injection, suicide, rape, caucasian, mental patient, psycho, nurse, african american, mental institution, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 4K
Patrick (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, psychic power, psychopath, supernatural, confined, isolation, mental institution, power relations, doctors and patients, telekinesis, violence, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mental institution, patient, mystery, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, losing-it hero, mind game, doctors, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.3
 718
Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: psychological, sexy, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, reincarnation, murder, supernatural, femme fatale, crimes, psychopath, power relations, mental illness, stalking, mental institution, jack the ripper ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 3K
Mister Frost (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frost is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes obvious that Mr. Frost is not all he seems to be, but he is ...
Style: psychological, macabre, satanic, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, psychopath, murder, devil, psychiatrist, investigation, supernatural, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 278
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, golden years, schizophrenia, spirit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
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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: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious, christian film ...
Plot: christian, virtual reality, mind control, messiah, supernatural, mind game, leadership, fighting the system, police detective, human spirit, haunted by the past, christianity ...
Time: future, 90s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Medusa Touch (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "I have a gift for disaster," says John Morlar (Ricard Burton). Morlar is cursed with a unique telekinesis power that only seems to cause disaster.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: disaster, psychopath, supernatural power, telekinesis, supernatural, investigation, psychic, psychiatrist, brain, psychic power, psychotherapy, childhood memory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.0
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, murder, psychologist, psychoanalysis, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, hospital, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
 681
Phobia (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, snake, mental disorder, psychiatrist, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital, phobia, graphic violence, power relations, stalking, misfit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: scary, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, mentally unstable, woman in danger, haunted by the past, isolation, writer's life, mind game, confined, uncover truth, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 456
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: mind bending, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, power relations, doctors and patients, murder, cons and scams, mental illness, clinic, working undercover, hospital, investigation, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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38%
 4.7
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Trauma (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, mysterious character, supernatural, starting over, supernatural ability, mind game, ghost, psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.0
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental institution, doctor, nurse, murder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, mentally unstable, power relations, misfit, patient, trap, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 4K
Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. ...
Style: slasher, macabre, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, hospital, supernatural, suicide, cult leader, afterlife, insanity, sole survivor, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 2K
Headspace (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man (Christopher Denham) must use his newfound intellect to stop a brutal series of murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, supernatural, obsession, who done it, murder, intelligence, crimes, siblings relations, supernatural ability, clergy, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 5K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, mental illness, nightmare, paranoia, experiment, insanity, delusion, experiment gone awry, corporation, psychiatrist, surrealism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mimic: Sentinel (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, voyeurism, supernatural, apocalypse, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, mind game, plague, investigation, drug dealing, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
 760
The Garden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A troubled young boy and his father on a road trip stumble upon a rural farm where the elderly owner has sinister plans for the both of them involving witchcraft and evil.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, parents and children, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, countryside, haunted by the past, farm, father son relationship, hallucination, supernatural power, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nightmare Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After receiving a mysterious demonic African mask in the mail, Ellen Morris is attacked by a "being" she refers to as THE NIGHTMARE MAN. Her doctors and husband, William believe Ellen is a paranoid schizophrenic and needs to spend some ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: demon rape, murder, supernatural, psychopath, ghost, rape, nightmare, supernatural ability, mind game, crimes, serial killer, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%