Movies like Malpertuis

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Malpertuis (1971)
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Malpertuis (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Malpertuis is the name of an old, rambling mansion which is in reality a labyrinth where characters from Greek mythology are imprisoned by the bedridden Cassavius (Welles). He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As Jan, the nephew, (Carrière) unravels the mystery, he discovers that he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than he was led to believe.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surreal, stylized, twists and turns, psychedelic, gothic, offbeat, weird
Plot: ghost, mythology, surrealism, crucifix, dream world, greek mythology, supernatural, legends and myths, greek, fall in love, supernatural ability, escapades, attic, estate, homecoming, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, sea, incest, ship, fight, prostitute, snake, monkey, mysticism ...

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Most similar movies to Malpertuis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural ability and imaginary mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Malpertuis: Wild Flowers (2000), The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973), Viy (1967), Visions of Suffering (2006), The Devil's Nightmare (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written by Karel Jaromír Erben in 1853, contained twelve tales.
Style: serious, dark, allegory, psychotronic, anthology
Plot: folklore, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, religions or cults, ghost, magic, surrealism, hanging, church, soldier, romanticism, fairy ...
Place: central europe
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The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in pre- World War II era. A young man is on a strange train to see his dying father in a sanatorium. But the place is going to ruin and recalls a lot of memories from the past. He is beset by soldiers from the past, colonial black mercenaries, ...
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, train travel, changing the past or future, hopes, parents and children, haunted by the past, metaphysics, alternate dimension, bird, memory, child, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century
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100%
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Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, dark fantasy, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, church, escapades, evil dead, clergy, surrealism, priest, monster ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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100%
Visions of Suffering (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, serious
Plot: vampire, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, supernatural ability, alien encounter, stalking, surrealism, hallucination, dream, alternate reality, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Devil's Nightmare (1971)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?
Style: slasher, gothic, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: chess, deal with the devil, bus, priest, castle, devil, tourist, haunted house, mutant, good versus evil, domestic disturbance, escapades ...
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100%
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Livid (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's young Lucy's first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: old mansion, supernatural, haunted house, vampire, mysterious character, mysterious place, confined, escape attempt, trapped, greed, undead, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, brittany
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100%
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The Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, haunted house, death, retirement home life, domestic disturbance, golden years, retirement home, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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29%
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Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: seance, surrealism, mystery, insanity, mind game, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, inherit her father's rich estate. Her suitor Brom Bones, ...
Style: serious, scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, love triangle, legend, family relations, mystery, supernatural, prank, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, ancient mystery, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
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26%
Beneath Still Waters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Studying under a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the leader of an upper class group invokes a supernatural force that slowly devours the village of Marienbad and its inhabitants, threatening to spread beyond its geographical limits. The mayor from ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, mystery, journalism, teenage life, isolation, survival, ghost, escapades, rescue, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, ghost, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, seance, tour guide, murder, possession, haunted house, survival, supernatural, legends and myths, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Altar (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young family find themselves in serious danger when they move to an isolated haunted house in the Yorkshire Moors.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mystery, supernatural, murder, vengeance, isolation, estate, on the run, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, yorkshire
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24%
Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: mummy, ghost, museum, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural ability, riddles and clues, curse, mystery, adventurer, curses spells and rituals, sarcophagus ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, paris france, france, africa, middle east ...
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23%
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Horsehead (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, haunted house, woman in danger, haunted by the past, homecoming, ghost, paranormal investigation, fear, evil force, exorcism, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, investigation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, legends and myths, small town, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, georgian era
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, epic, serious ...
Plot: destiny, supernatural, ghost, heroic mission, adventure, battles, betrayal, escapades, dishonesty, intrigue, martial arts, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Moth Diaries (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, supernatural, mysterious character, friends, youth, social relations, obsession, haunted by the past, boarding school life, roommate, newcomer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Incubus (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Things are starting to change when a group of mysterious teens move into the small town of Spoon River. All of a sudden, people in the neighborhood are starting to come down with an unexplained disease. In spite of this, one girl is intrigued by the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, gothic, captivating, vintage
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, supernatural, impossible love, youth, love and romance, social relations, curses spells and rituals, small town, forbidden love, love, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, dark fantasy, surreal, gothic horror ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, haunted by the past, supernatural, dangerous animal, mind game, stalking, coming of age, surrealism ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to put on sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.
Style: scary, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: haunted house, ghost, curses spells and rituals, vengeful ghost, grudge, pregnancy, supernatural ability, rivalry, crimes, supernatural, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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21%
Hansel and Gretel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Eun-soo gets lost in a country road, he meets a mysterious girl and is led to her fairytale ike house in the middle of the forest. There, Eun-soo is trapped with the girl and her siblings who never age. Eun-soo finally discovers a way out which ...
Style: fairy tale, psychological, gothic, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: haunted house, isolation, forest, punishment, captivity, supernatural, attic, curse, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, mystery, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, slasher, atmospheric ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, mysterious character, death, babies and infants, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 5.0
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The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, evil, psychology, ghost, insomnia, delusion, domestic disturbance, supernatural, estate, research, mystery, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Unleashed (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madison Kennard, a troubled woman dealing with her dark past, must venture home after an 8 year absence following her mothers death. Almost instantly after her return, Madison must cope with the haunting memories of a childhood best forgotten. ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, ouija board, flashback, friend, basement, house, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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21%
House of Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: ghost, orphan, pregnancy, haunted by the past, mystery, mentally unstable, isolation, orphanage, uncover truth, mind game, losing-it hero, supernatural ability ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, year 1958, post world war two, year 1946 ...
Place: france, europe, alps
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21%
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Dark Waters (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.
Style: gothic, bleak, surreal, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: convent, nun, island, amateur detective, isolation, supernatural, woman in danger, friendship, mystery, unlikely criminals, religions or cults, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine
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21%
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, occult, ghost, funeral home, seance, curses spells and rituals, evil force, paranormal phenomena, hallucination, reverend, cancer, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1987
Place: connecticut, usa
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21%
House of Bones (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Heather Burton and a team of TV ghost hunters travel to investigate a haunted house surrounded by rumors of paranormal activity.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, tv show, supernatural, confined, curses spells and rituals, survival, escapades, media, isolation, no survivors, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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20%
Ice from the Sun (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a wizard's apprentice who is so evil he is a common enemy to the angels in heaven and the devils in hell.
Style: scary, serious, experimental, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, chaos, rivalry, crimes, heroes, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, coming out, violence, female nudity, male nudity, surrealism ...
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20%