Movies like The Fifth Cord

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The Fifth Cord (1971)
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The Fifth Cord (1971)
Original name: Giornata nera per l'ariete
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Luigi Bazzoni (Le Orme) directed this outstanding giallo thriller starring Franco Nero as a hard-drinking newspaperman who gets involved in a string of brutal murders.
Style: slasher, erotic, scary, tense, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: reporter, investigation, new year, murder, suspense, killer, psycho, lgbt, macabre, drug addiction, organized crime, sexual obsession, serial killer, stalking, alcohol abuse, manipulation, nude, nymphomania, whodunit, heroes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, frame up, couples, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, australia

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Most similar movies to The Fifth Cord

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and slasher films with plots about suspense, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, deadly and danger mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The Fifth Cord: The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972), Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971), Blade of the Ripper (1971), Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: slasher, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, elevator, whodunit, serial killer, architect, voyeurism, stalking, murder, investigation, twists and turns, father daughter relationship, lesbianism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Style: slasher, erotic, twisted, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, macabre, murder, manipulation, killer, obsession, paranoia, blackmail, millionaire, hotel, whodunit ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, london, england, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, erotic, disturbing, perverse ...
Plot: serial killer, tarantula, female nudity, lesbianism, dysfunctional marriage, cat, whodunit, obsession, suspense, killer, murderer, lust ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blade of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly married to an older man, Julie returns to Vienna, where a razor wielding slasher is killing women. Jean, her cruel and sadistic former lover, immediately contacts her, certain that only he can satisfy her strange vice. But she rejects him. She ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, obsession, woman in danger, murder, love triangle, mysterious character, cult, lovers, love and romance, dishonesty, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, turin italy, spain, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by a hard edged and jealous bi-sexual, Gisella, married to a ...
Style: slasher, erotic, disturbing, controversial, sexy ...
Plot: lust, serial killer, lesbian couple, lesbian sex, erotica, female serial killer, attempted rape, sexual fantasy, voyeur, fashion model, voyeurism, nude model ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, slasher, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, maniac, murder, suspense, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, murder mystery, woman in danger, female killer, attempted murder ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, blind man, murder, macabre, investigation, blindness, chase, obsession, voyeurism, stalking, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, child molester, obsession, psychopath, murder, investigation, mysterious character, mind game, vengeance, dangerous attraction, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice, france, europe, italy, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Opera (1987)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, bloody, controversial ...
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, psycho killer, suspense, obsession, macabre, nude girl, voyeur, nude, evil man, sadistic psychopath, cruelty ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bloodstained Shadow (1978)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A murder mystery set on an island near Venice. A schoolgirl was murdered seven years ago, and the case was never solved; now, the murderer seems to be back.
Style: slasher, erotic, surprise ending, sexy, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, whodunit, macabre, suspense, cult, murder, peasant, infection, couples, psychopath, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 60s, victorian era
Place: venice, europe, italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
Style: sexy, neo noir, erotic, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: adult
Plot: serial killer, voyeurism, sex, psychopath, female nudity, infidelity, murder, dysfunctional marriage, voyeur, prostitution, adultery, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He ...
Style: slasher, mind bending, surprise ending, bloody, erotic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, macabre, musician, killer, mental illness, murder mystery, gay, suspense, female psychopath, blackmail ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Girl in the Yellow Pajamas (1977)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry attendant, has several lovers and marries one, but ...
Style: slasher, sexy, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, night, macabre, police investigation, murder, police detective, couples, law enforcement, immigrants, dishonesty, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
Style: slasher, realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, suspense, police, prostitute, murder of a prostitute, dead prostitute, police investigation, amateur detective, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 12K
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, inheritance, violence, obsession, fear, psychopath, strangulation, insanity, investigation, squid, anger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: tokyo, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 40K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, disturbing, slasher, gothic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, murder mystery, psychopath, macabre, supernatural, mental illness, manic, haunted by the past, mysterious character, intrigue, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, lebanon, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
Style: slasher, sadistic, suspenseful, rough, erotic ...
Plot: police, suspense, teenage girl, killer, mystery killer, sex, serial killer, psychopath, maniac, criminal, death, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Death at the Villa (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
Style: slasher, controversial, psycho sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, exploitation, suspense, cult, lgbt, rape, doctor, manipulation, sexual abuse, mental illness, repression ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Too Scared to Scream (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A killer of young women is loose in an exclusive apartment complex and a detective is out to stop him. The chief suspect is a Shakespeare-spouting doorman who lives with his invalid mother. Meanwhile, an undercover cop moves into the apartment ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, bloody, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, brutality, manipulation, psychopath, law enforcement, female nudity, disability, dishonesty, criminal, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: slasher, scary, atmospheric, gothic, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, whodunit, fashion, masked killer, cult, suspense, strangulation, female nudity, erotica, night, fashion model ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stefano, a young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano. The fresco painter was Legnani, and the fresco is his last work. Legnani apparently was mentally disturbed. He was used to paint people close to ...
Style: surreal, scary, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: female nudity, transvestism, murder, obsession, twists and turns, obsessive quest, mentally unstable, unlikely criminals, attempted rape, bondage, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its caws dipped in curare.
Style: slasher, sexy, realistic, erotic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, cat, fashion model, mannequin, musician, exploitation, killer, psychopath, murder, black cat, fashion, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, denmark, hamburg germany, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: psychological, slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, female nudity, serial killer, police investigation, journalism, obsession, amateur detective, small town, mind game, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, southern italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6K
Giallo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Torino, Celine, an American model, is abducted by a taxi driver while en route home to meet her sister Linda, visiting at her apartment. The next morning, Linda reports that Celine is missing - the sergeant in charge directs her to F.B.I. agent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, police investigation, fear, inspector, rescue, mysterious character, maniac, murder, torture, psychopath, missing sister ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, psychopath, suspense, home invasion, investigation, countryside, swamp, serial murder, strangulation, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: italy, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Killer Must Strike Again (1975)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Killer Must Kill Again (Italian: L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora) is a 1975 giallo film directed by Luigi Cozzi. Allmovie called the film "too erratic for the general horror audience" but "offers just enough ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, infidelity, adultery, murderer, villain, murder, psychopath, perversion, whodunit, strong sexual content, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 554K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, journalism, suspense, maniac, paranoia, killings, police, uncover truth, mind game ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, serious, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, female nudity, obsession, murder, transvestism, psychopath, musician, stalker, killer, violent, macabre ...
Time: 80s
Place: tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The French Sex Murders (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The plot involves the murder of a prostitute in a Paris brothel (run by early 60's sex symbol Anita Ekberg). It's blamed on a jealous client, but the lead detective ("Bogey")suspects otherwise. And when the murders continue after ...
Style: slasher, mind bending, sexy, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cult, brothel, suspense, decapitation, prostitute, investigation, murder, sex scene, male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Card Player (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, track down, vengeance, woman in danger, gambling, suspense ...
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%