Movies like The Ugly

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The Ugly (1997)
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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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, slasher, suspense, twist ending, rough, bleak, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, hospital, murder, psychoanalysis, psychologist, investigation, haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, doctors and patients, split personality, hallucination, psychopath, killer, crimes, mental illness, revenge, flashback, bullying, maniac, monster, rape, psycho, murderer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to The Ugly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about deadly, psychopath, murder, serial killer, crimes, blood and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ugly: Mister Frost (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Last Horror Movie (2003), Gothika (2003), My Sweet Killer (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mister Frost (1990)
Genre: 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, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mental institution, serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, hospital, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, psychology, maniac, brutality, profiler, fbi, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, memphis, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, obsession, dark humor, mind game, split personality, vengeance, woman in danger, investigation, murder, found footage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 111K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, mystery, supernatural, mental institution, mind game, protagonist as suspect, psychiatrist, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: mind bending, scary, serious, realistic, 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 ⇓
78%
 5.5
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The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, investigation, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 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, serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, intern, ghost, murder, supernatural, investigation, mental illness, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Dr. Giggles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crimes, small town, transplant, doctors and patients, murder, violence, brutality, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.5
 302
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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, mental illness, split personality, obsession, rivalry, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.1
 899
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, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation, mental illness, murder, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, patient, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, mystery, losing-it hero, mind game, psychopath, sanitarium ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 13K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, woman in danger, haunted by the past, investigation, supernatural ability, hospital, female protagonist, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 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: serious, tense, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, ghost, mysterious character, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, supernatural, losing-it hero, investigation, mind game, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 21K
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, dwarf, mental institution, circus, shrine, funeral, elephant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, mind game, crimes, tragic hero, buddies, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
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Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, killer child, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, mentally challenged, family life, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 261K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, psychopath, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, 60s, year 1978 ...
Place: illinois, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Visiting Hours (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, hospital, serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, journalism, crimes, investigation, psycho, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, summer camp, vengeance, teenage life, serial killer, confined, survival, rivalry, mind game, crimes, isolation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 7K
Asylum (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, objects come to life, murder, supernatural, serial killer, investigation, mad scientist, mind game, vengeance, missing person, haunted by the past, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 4K
Anguish (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, theater, psychopath, hypnosis, psycho killer, evil doctor, parents and children, mental illness, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: america, los angeles, europe, california, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, amusement park, mental institution, murder, serial killer, maniac, crimes, youth, homicidal maniac, violence, road trip, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989, year 2003, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 17K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, splatter, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, sadistic horror, violence spree, murder, stalking, mentally unstable, prostitute, psychopath, rage, scalping, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stepfather II (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, stepfather, psychopath, mental institution, dentist, maniac, wedding, family relations, domestic disturbance, hidden identity, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 122K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, revenge, vengeance, violence, extreme violence, psychopath, cat and mouse, strong violent content, brutality, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 7K
Strangeland (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, mental institution, vengeance, woman in danger, computers and web, crimes, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.2
 2K
Escapee (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While on a class observation trip at a local mental hospital, young psychology major, Abby Jones has a chilling encounter with high-risk patient, Harmon. She returns home for an evening of normal study with her two roommates unaware of the darkness ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, convict, obsession, woman in danger, violence spree, isolation, track down, murder, escape, serial killer, night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, school, college, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, master criminal, crimes, stalking, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%